Nigeria's Sports minister, Tammy Danagogo, has revealed that former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, would be paid two months salary which he earned during the interim arrangement that saw Keshi's management of the national team qualifying matches in the 2015 AFCON. The minister disclosed that Keshi will be paid this week for his services.
SR Sports was the first to report (after speaking to an NFF insider) that there was an agreement with sports minister that he’ll be paid for the periods he will be in charge.
This is contrary to Keshi’s claim that he only agreed to handle the team without an existing contract due to his patriotism and the fact that many well-meaning Nigerians have begged him to stay on as to coach the Super Eagles.
“When I asked Keshi to take charge of the team on an interim basis, I promised him that he will be paid his wages for the period of time he worked, based on that, I have instructed the NFF to pay Keshi his two months salaries from their allocation this month. We must learn to honour agreements because Keshi is no longer the coach does not mean we should deny him his entitlements” Danagogo said in an interview.
Meanwhile, The Ghana FA has ruled out Mr. Keshi as a possible coach of the Black Stars after he indicated interest yesterday.
“Unfortunately, we are not considering any other names and so Stephen Keshi who we respect a lot will not be able to make it,” Fred Crenstil, GFA Vice President said, "we opened a window for applications and it’s been closed for some time now, ” he concluded.