The dust has been settled and suspense has reached the climax as the Nigerian Football Federation finally places Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles head coach on a two-year contract.
For the third time a pen would be put on paper to seal another the for the former Togo national team coach as he as also urged Nigerians to forget about the past and face what’s coming in-front in togetherness.
“This is the time for us to come together to fight for this nation,”
Keshi said. “I am begging you all to please put the past behind and let’s start afresh.”
“As a coach and former player I was also hurt that we failed to qualify for the last Nations Cup.
“To succeed we all need to come together as one because Nigeria belongs to us – this is not Stephen
Keshi’s team but our national team.”
The 53-year-old was also required to sign a code of conduct and is expected to work with the Nigerian
Football Federation technical committee.
However, the NFF’s technical committee boss Felix Anyansi-Agwu said: “The NFF board is confident
Stephen Keshi can take the Super Eagles to new heights.
“We want Nigerians to see this as a new beginning and to support the team and the NFF.”
Just as a tough test of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations 2017 in Gabon awaits him as Nigeria gets drawn with Seven times champions Egypt, Chad and Tanzania the former Super Eagles defender is poised return back happy and victorious times.
“I understand we still have some disappointed people out there but our dedicated players deserve
our encouragement and support,” added Keshi.
“It doesn’t matter where they play, these boys always give everything and we need to stand by them and
the coaching crew.
“I remain confident that this time around we will see an improvement, change in attitude and positive