Monday, June 23, 2014

Coach Keshi to dump Super Eagles after World Cup

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has landed a two-year deal with the South African Football Association (SAFA) to take over the coaching job of Bafana Bafana immediately after the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup.

A source close to the coach and NFF confirmed to Daily Sunsports that Keshi would stop to be Eagles manager after the mundial, since he had accepted to take the offer from South Africa.

According to their source, the "Big Boss" would head to Jo'burg straight from Brazil to sign the dotted lines and be unveiled by the South Africans once he is through with the World Cup assignment.

It would be noted had South Africa had last month sacked Bafana Bafana manager, Gordon Igesund after their friendly against Australia.

"I can confirm to you that the deal between Keshi and SAFA has been signed and sealed. He is going to South Africa immediately after the World Cup. The South Africans are impressed with what he has done with the Eagles and want him to turn around the fortunes of Bafana Bafana," Daily Sunsports source said.

Meanwhile it was further gathered that at least 10 top European coaches are already eyeing Keshi's job.

Agents of the coaches have submitted their CVs to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials.

It is not yet clear if the NFF would settle for a foreign manager to take over from Keshi or appoint another indigenous coach.

With the qualifier s for the 2015 Nations Cup in Morocco set to begin in September the NFF do not have the luxury of time.

Daily Sunsports source stated that the NFF would take a decision on who takes over from Keshi immediately after the World Cup.

Keshi's first assignment for South Africa would be against Eagles as South Africa and Nigeria had been drawn into the same group in the race to Morocco 2015.

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