NFF won’t stop Keshi’s quest for Burkina Faso job
THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Tuesday said it would not persuade out of contract Super Eagles’ chief coach, Stephen Keshi, to reject the Burkina Faso coaching job if he is offered the position.
Keshi, who reportedly is the number one on the three-man list of coaches shortlisted by the Burkina Faso football authorities to take over the Stallions, has also been penciled down for a new Super Eagles’ contract despite failing to guide Nigeria successfully through the qualifiers for the just concluded Equatorial Guinea 2015 African Nations Cup.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, said Tuesday in Abuja that the federation had finished drafting a new contract for Keshi, adding that the document would be sent to him within the week for his perusal and eventual signing.
Pinnick, who noted that the delay in completing the deal with Keshi was because the federation wanted to avoid any form of litigation that could arise from the deal in future, stressed that it was carefully packaged to protect both the coach and the federation, as well as protect the country’s interest.
He noted that even though the federation had concluded the contract document, it would not stop Keshi from taking up offers from any other country if he wished to do so.
“He is a man that has his choice; if he feels that the Burkinabe are offering him better than what are offering, he is free to go to Burkina Faso. It is unfortunate, but we will allow him to go if he desired to do so. We are not going to hold him,” Pinnick said.
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