NFF Ready To Pay Keshi N7m Monthly Salary
Information reaching us indicates that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has offered Super Eagles's coach, Stephen Keshi, an improved contract of seven million naira per month (over $44,000).
According to a report published by AfricanFootball.com, a top official of the NFF informed that the new contract is most likely to be made public next week pending Keshi's acceptance of the offer.
It would be recalled that the former Super Eagles captain earned five million naira monthly before his initial contract expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Some earlier reports had stated that the former Mali and Togo coach was now demanding twice that amount.
But with the new salary offer, Keshi, who was not considered for the South African post, and the NFF are expected to finalise a new deal next week.
According to the official who has been part of the contract talks, 'the Big Boss' wants to continue as Nigerian coach
“We have had meetings with Keshi and the good news is that he is willing to continue as coach of the Super Eagles,” the official told africanFootball.com.
“He is only concerned is that most of the fringe benefits in his former contract were not provided and he demands for a better treatment from the federation.
“I think the first step was a success and we will build on it because the (2015 Africa Cup of Nations) qualifiers are not far away.”
The Super Eagles are scheduled to begin the defence of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, trophy they won in South Africa last year.
The African champions have been drawn in a group comprising South Africa, Sudan and either Congo or Rwanda.