Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation,NFF,on Sunday said that no one was forcing Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles coach, on the football body.
While stressing that he had been shocked by the insinuations that have trailed the Keshi saga, Pinnick denied claims that the NFF was deliberately delaying Keshi’s contract renewal until the president-elect,Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in. “No one is forcing Keshi on us. We have sat down with him and he has agreed to all terms that we put down and he is ready to work to lift the Super Eagles back to glorious days,” Pinnick said.
He added that, “I am shocked at these insinuations because the NFF executive committee gave the go-ahead for a new contract with Keshi at its meeting in Uyo last month, and Keshi and his lawyers have looked at the contract agreement and are satisfied with every word in the final draft.
“As a Federation, we have gone ahead to arrange some refresher programmes for Keshi, at nobody’s prodding, and which are meant to enhance Keshi’s knowledge and improve the man’s capacity as a world-class strategist. We would not be doing that if we are not ready to work with him.”
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