Wednesday, 2 November 2011
STEPHEN KESHI TAKES OVER FROM SIASIA AS NEW SUPER EAGLES COACH
Former Nigeria captain Stephen Keshi was named the new Super Eagles coach by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday.
Keshi was the front-runner to take over from Samson Siasia following his sacking last Friday due to his failure to earn Nigeria a spot in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Former Togo and Mali coach Keshi has been in talks with the NFF and an agreement was reached that will see the trainer take over the reigns of the national team.
According to sources close to the team, Keshi has been mandated to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and reach the quarterfinal stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The terms of his contract are not yet known, but will be updated as further info is made available.
Keshi, who was captain when the Super Eagles won their last Afcon title in 1994, has previously been within the management of the national team when he had a stint under Shaibu Amodu as assistant coach in 2002.