Siasia wants NFF, Keshi crisis resolved

stephen keshiFormer Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi has acknowledged receipt of a new contract from the Nigeria Football Federation. Keshi was however livid with its contents and subsequently described it as a slave contract.

The Big Boss was unhappy with several clauses inserted in the deal and duly went on to voice his sentiments.

“From the clauses I have seen so far, I don’t know what words to use but the contract can be described as a slave contract,” Keshi said.

It is still unclear if Keshi will accept the deal or whether the NFF would seek for an alternative coach for the Super Eagles.

The seeming impasse between Keshi and the NFF has predictably divided public opinion but former head coach of Nigeria’s senior national team, Samson Siasia wants the “issues sorted out” quickly.

“This is between the federation and Stephen himself. I believe that if both parties sit down, they will be able to sort out their issues.

“If that is done, they will be able to continue to build Nigerian football. I would not want to talk more about this because it is really not my problem.

“But as a Nigerian, I just want to wish them the best of luck so that hopefully, they will be able to resolve their issues,” Siasia told supersport.com.

Keshi was appointed Nigeria head coach in 2011 and his contract ran out in 2014. He was sacked midway through Nigeria’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign.

The NFF however performed a dramatic detour before offering him a new contract despite the Super Eagles’ failure to reach the 2015 Afcon.

—supersport.com

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