Stephen Keshi & Nigeria Football Federation

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (born January 31, 1962 in Lagos) is a former football defender from Nigeria. The Nigeria Football Association organises domestic and international football in Nigeria. It was formally launched in 1945 and formed the first Nigerian national football team in 1949. It joined FIFA and the CAF in 1959. The NFF headquarters are in the city of Abuja. 5.0/5

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NEWS: NFF Sacks Stephen Keshi - Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday terminated the contract of...
BREAKING: Stephen Keshi has been sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation as the Super Eagles Head Coach.
With the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yet to deal with Stephen Keshi over the empty Super Eagles instructing...
Keshi Laments Over NFF's 'Slave Contract': Stephen Keshi has accused the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of ...
Stephen Keshi has told the Nigeria Football Federation that he is not going to accept the job of returning as Super Ea…
Amun Advises NFF On Eagles’ Coach -Warns Against Indigenous Sentiments Former secretary general of Nigeria Football Federation, Fanny Amun has advised the soccer body’s current Executive Committee and officials to look beyond indigenous sentiments in deciding the next coach of the Super Eagles. The NFF have claimed that they have offered a new contract to Stephen Keshi, after initially stating their resolve to hire a foreign coach for the Eagles, even though that decision was shunned after they came under pressure to have a Nigerian lead the team. But Amun, who coached Nigeria’s U17’s to the FIFA U17 World Cup in Japan in 1993, says the NFF shouldn’t be bothered about sentiments of race and nationality, and hire the best man for the job. “Michael Emenalo is a Nigerian who works at Chelsea as Technical Director. Nobody looks at his race or his nationality. “So why should we be too concerned with where the Super Eagles coach come from? My opinion is that if you’re good, you’re good. “If ...
Stephen Keshi will be given a new contract by the Nigeria Football Federation despite failing to qualify Nigeria for next year’s African Nations Cup in EquatorialGuinea, an official has said. There have been calls for Keshi to be replaced as Super Eagles coach, just as Samson Siasia was three years…
The out-of-contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has said.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that Stephen Keshi will continue as the coach of the Super Eagles
JONATHAN HAD ORDERED KESHI BE REINSTATED Stephen Keshi could be set for a surprise return as coach of African champions Nigeria after the apparent intervention of the country's President Goodluck Jonathan. Keshi, who steered the Super Eagles to Africa Cup of Nations glory in 2013 and the knock-out stage of this year's World Cup Finals, was sacked on October 16 after a string of poor performances. But several senior officials at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have revealed that Jonathan had ordered Keshi be reinstated and given a contract. Should that happen, he would be on the bench for Nigeria's next Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa in November. Keshi, who was in talks on Thursday with Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo, said he was unaware of any presidential intervention. But he added: "If the president of my country asked me to return, who am I to refuse?" The 52-year-old coach had earlier refused to comment on speculation that he could be reinstated, with a power str ...
Amodu’s plea brings back Stephen Keshi: Shaibu AmoduThe Technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation...
President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. Most of us celebrated when he was sacked and now he is back! Welcome back Mr Keshi (afterall e no be your fault, nah the fault of a very funny Nation where anything and everything is possible). The Good news though is that for the third time in less than three months Nigeria has escaped ban from world football governing body, FIFA, following the withdrawal of the case against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the Federal High Court in Jos, all thanks to Chris Giwa (who is mightier than the entire nation). He gave 2 conditions before the withdrawal though... 1. That the NFF Committee to be dissolved and reconstituted to accommodate him and he submitted 10 names to be put on all Boards of the NFF. 2. That Stephen Keshi be reinstated as Super Eagles coach. FUNNY EVENTS IN NIGERIA!!! To Europe joor... lets predict the games coming up this weekend... England - Premier League Novembe ...
Amodu wants Keshi recalled for Congo, S’Africa matches - Interim Super Eagles Head Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has asked the Nigeria Football Federation to allow Stephen Keshi to continue handling the national senior male football team, the Super Eagles. Amodu’s plea was contained in a letter dated October 27 and addressed to NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick, through the Chairman of the Technical Committee. He said Keshi should handle the team’s remaining matches in the 2015 Afric...
Keshi is a good Coach, but had to go – Chukwu A Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has said that sacked coach, Stephen Keshi, was a good coach but as the Nigeria Football Federation had made its decision, he had to leave. The 53-year old Former Super Eagles defender told PREMIUM TIMES he was not really surprised by Keshi’s Wednesday night sack. “This is not the first time he’s been fired. One day, he’s going to leave the job; life goes on. There are other people looking for him and if he is still interested in coaching, he will get a new job for sure,” Chukwu said. Speaking on the sack with regards to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, which Nigeria is still struggling to qualify for, Chukwu said, “Well, the people that employed (Keshi) felt they have had enough with them. They have seen that probably we can’t qualify or something; I don’t know their reason for sacking him. I’m still investigating but the job of a coach is hiring and firing so there are other openings for ...
The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has sacked the coach of the Nigeria National Team, Stephen Keshi.
Breaking: Nigeria Football Federation has relieved Stephen Keshi, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu of their duties as S…
NEWS UPDATE ON MORNING RAVE I’M ALWAYS READY TO SERVE – (KESHI) Stephen Keshi has confirmed that the Nigerian Sports Minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo made it possible for him to take charge of the two Afcon 2015 qualifiers against Congo and South Africa. There has been a lot of uncertainty with the current situation at the Nigeria Football Federation's post World Cup leadership crisis as well as the planned congress and elections into the Board,. Keshi exclusively told supersport.com from his California home in the US, that "the Minister has asked me to come take charge of these matches while the NFF situation is sorted out. I am a Nigerian and love to contribute to anything that will help my fatherland always". It will be recalled that following the end of Nigeria's World Cup campaign in Brazil, Keshi said he was tired of his current working conditions and relationship with the then NFF Board and was leaving his post. The NFF on their part agreed that his contract had expired and were not too keen to rene ...
Obanya Faults NFF On Keshi's Query: ... Stephen Keshi, might just be moves by the Nigeria Football Federation ...
with and Stephen Keshi is demanding for a monthly pay of 15 million Naira, which is thrice what he was paid previously, to be Nigeria coach again. Earlier reports had suggested he demanded 10 million Naira a month when he met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. The cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced they will not increase Keshi's salary, but they have rather handed him a four-year contract that will pay him five million Naira, same as what he received with his old contract. AfricanFootball.com has also specially gathered that Keshi is demanding that this salary be free of any taxes. The former Eagles captain is also asking for a year’s contract only with an option for an extension even though the NFF are prepared to give him a four-year deal. Representatives of the former Togo and Mali coach on Wednesday opened talks with the NFF over a new contract for Keshi. The representatives have already claimed oil-rich Angola, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea are equally keen to sign ...
Stephen Keshi has officially told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) today that he would stay on as the the...
Coach Stephen Keshi on Monday sent a formal notice to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) accepting to continue as the country’s coach.
Vanguard Revealed: How Jonathan’s 3m-dollar gesture backfired on Eagles on July 06, 2014 / in 2014 World Cup 12:26 am By Tony Ubani President Goodluck Jonathan had good intentions when he ordered the Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo to fly over $3.5m to the Eagles to pay the players their World Cup appearance fees. The players had demanded their share of the $8m that fifa would pay the Nigeria Football Federation as one of the World Cup finalists. They protested before the match against France and even refused to train for a day over it. FIFA was yet to pay Nigeria their World Cup bonus but the team, fearing that they might not be paid when FIFA pays the NFF protested and wanted theirs in advance. We gathered that after Senate President, David Mark, contacted the Presidency over the problem in Brazil, President Jonathan ordered Sports Minister to take money to the team in Brazil. And in a Presidential jet, the minister landed and handed the money to Stephen Keshi, the coach. Keshi asked that the mone ...
Super EaglesHead Coach Stephen Keshi, has been offered a new two-year deal by the Nigeria Football Federation...
NFF, Eagles Debunk Row Over Appearance Fee, Bonuses …Team Focuses On Iranian Test …No Stopping Us-Enyeama As the Super Eagles step out against Iran in their opening game of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Nigeria Football Federation officials and those of the Super Eagles have pleaded with the media and mischief makers to allow peace reign, so that the players can concentrate on the task at hand. NFF Technical Committee Chairman, Barr. Chris Green, who is in Curitiba with the team, alongside Federation President Alhaji Aminu Maigari and other board members said it was disheartening to learn that some people were still hammering on the long settled issue of bonuses and appearance fees for the players. “When the Senate President, Dr David Mark came here to meet with us and the players, he was totally convinced at our sincerity with the players and what we have on board as the team progresses but some people are just *** bent on ensuring that they raise issues that don’t even exist”, he said. Green exp ...
Brazil List! According to whispers emerging from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Glass House, Osaze Odemwingie and one-capped defender Leon Balogun, are among the 35 players Stephen Keshi will call up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Keshi is expected to reveal his provisional list on Tuesday and from every indication, there will be no surprise. Keshi’s 35-man World Cup squad: Odemwingie included, IK Uche reportedly dropped.
NFF Backs Keshi Over Team List Nigeria's squad for the 2014 World Cup will achieve good results, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said Wednesday. There were initial speculations that the Nigerian football governing body might oppose the selection of players by the coach Stephen Keshi, but Vice Chairman of the NFF Mike Umeh told reporters that the football federation was pleased with Keshi's 23-man squad. He said the Super Eagles coach is poised for success. "We are not surprised about this team list. We expected it. We have to congratulate Keshi because it is not easy to draw such a list out of the 30 players he is having in his camp," said Umeh. Keshi unleashed Nigeria's much-awaited World Cup team list late Monday, including the names of favorite players and some home-based players in the squad. The final list was submitted on June 2, as demanded by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA). The team played a goalless draw with Greece early Wednesday in an international friendly m ...
Backpass Part 2 (Powered By MTN) With the Super Eagles billed to face USA this Saturday before hitting Brazil for the 2014 Fifa World Cup which is now 7 days away, member of the Nigeria Football Federation's Technical Committee, Paul Bassey has revealed Super Eagles coach, Steven Keshi has rejected the option of having an expert monitor on his behalf, group opponents of Nigeria at the mundial and would rather work in isolation. In a separate development, member of the presidential task-force to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, John Masteroudes has submitted that the midfielders and fullbacks of the Super Eagles remain a problem judging from their last match against Greece. Deliberation: Let's help Stephen Keshi identify areas that require strengthening in the team and suggest how he can make necessary adjustments.
Odemwingie: "I thank Stephen Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation for recalling me."
Super Eagles and Stoke City forward Peter Osaze Odemwingie has shown appreciation to coach Stephen Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation for giving him another opportunity to wear the 'Green and White' shirt of Nigeria.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi lifted Africa's fallen giant to the continental title after two decades of underachievement, and lived up to his ''Big Boss'' nickname by retaining control even after the national federation threatened to fire him midway through the tournament. When Keshi led Nigeria to last year's African Cup title, he became only the second man to win it as a player and coach. For Nigeria, it ended a 19-year trophy drought and enshrined Keshi - the 1994 African Cup-winning captain - as a football savior who delivers titles whether playing or coaching. It was quickly forgotten by Nigeria Football Federation officials that they tried to get rid of Keshi before the quarterfinals of the continental championship. ''I'm an optimistic person. I rarely think about negativity,'' Keshi said after lifting the trophy. Now, Keshi is expected to take his country to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time, something he came within two minutes of as a player before Italy overturned a 1-0 defici ...
Nwosu, King Disagree On Keshi’s List -Raise Varied Opinion Over Yobo’s Spot -As UEFA Licensed Coach Faults Big Boss By Abdulfatai Sobande, Abeokuta Two former National Team star, Henry Nwosu and Raymond King have expressed different views over last week’s 30-man provisional list announced by Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi for this year’s World Cup, as the ex-captain is in support of choices made by The Big Boss, but the erstwhile goalkeeper thinks otherwise. Making their views known in separate interviews with SportsDay over the weekend, King and a Delta State-born UEFA -A License coach, Brunks Warwick both faulted Keshi’s decision to recall team captain, Joseph Yobo, but Nwosu said he okays the roster heading into Brazil 2014. King and Warwick faulted Yobo’s recall on the count that the defender had been out of action with Norwich City in the English Premier League due to recurrent injuries, thereby questioning any rationale behind his inclusion in the provisional list. They both argu ...
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Why NFF rejected Keshi’s provisional W’Cup list There are indications that the non inclusion of Captain Joseph Yobo, Osaze Odemwingie and Chinedu Obasi in the Super Eagles World Cup provisional list by Stephen Keshi was the reason why the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) refused to make public the list last week. According to Goal.com, these players were considered too experienced to be left out by coach, hence Keshi was asked to make “more consultations” before submitting the final list. Goal gathered from a top source that members of the Technical Committee were unhappy with Keshi’s decision to leave out Odemwingie, Obasi and Yobo, an action that attracted strong reactions. “We were shocked to discover that despite the fact that Keshi submitted close to a 40-man list, he still left out quality players like Osaze Odemwingie, Chinedu Obasi and captain of the team Joseph Yobo, players we all know are doing very well with their various clubs,” the source told Goal. “In as much as he defend ...
Vanguard NFF, Keshi disagree on Eagles list on April 02, 2014 / in Sports 12:50 am There are strong indications that the Nigeria Football Federation and National Team coach Stephen Keshi are headed on a collision course over the release of a provisional list for the pre-World Cup camp. The camp opens in London on May 26, two days before a friendly match against Scotland at Craven Cottage. The technical Committee of the NFF which met in Abuja last week is demanding for the immediate release of a 35-man list from the coach. But Keshi is insisting he is not in a hurry to release the provisional list, adding that he was being put under undue pressure by the technical committee.. The coach was said to have accused the NFF of not passing through the right channel as he has only been reading on the pages of newspapers that he was to submit a 35-man provisional list.. “I am not in a hurry to submit the list. First, the report was that I was to submit 40 names. Now I am hearing it is 35 players. I will only ...
Eagles’ll do Nigerians proud at CHAN – Mohammed Nigeria Football Federation director of competitions, Sanusi Mohammed has declared that the NFF has full confidence on the home- based Eagles to win the CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN), beginning on January 11 in South Africa. The Eagles under coach Stephen Keshi are making their debut and they are also under pressure to win the tournament just like the Super Eagles did in January 2013. “Being the first time does not matter, because, Nigeria is going there to lift the trophy (because) we have the players that can do the country proud. And we are not going there as spectators neither are we going there to give people points to assist them in winning the competition. We are going there to fight and make sure that we do the country proud,” Mohammed said. He added that the absence of some of the key players would not affect the team because the coach had got replacements for them. “I watched their training several times and some of the friendly ...
Adeniyi: Keshi needs encouragement. Jimmy Adeniyi has criticized the Nigeria Football Federation for the backlog of salaries owed to Stephen Keshi. Adeniyi, who is the Head of Coaching and Training Department at the National Institute of Sports (NIS), toldVanguardin a recent interview that Keshi needs to be encouraged following his recent achievements with the National Team. He added that owing that much money to the Super Eagles coach is not a good way to motivate the former coach of Togo and Mali. "Stephen Keshi is doing a marvellous and wonderful job, all he needs is more encouragement," Adeniyi said. “But there is still a backlog of salary left to be paid to him, that does not encourage (anyone)." The football academic decried the preferential treatment give to foreign coaches, and called for international exposure to be given to more home grown coaches. He criticized persons that recently called for the hiring of a foreign assistant to aid Stephen Keshi, saying that the practise of hiring foreign ' ...
The Federal Government has taken the responsibility to pay Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi, who is being owed for five months by the Nigeria Football Federation. Read more here...
Jordan Heighten Keshi’s Fears The home-based Eagles’ 1-0 loss to Jordan during an international friendly played in Amman did not come as a surprise to National Team Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, as he spoken about his doubts in the fitness levels of his players heading into the encounter. Few days to kick-off, The Big Boss raised the alarm, while expressing worries about the readiness of Nigeria Football Federation to support the home-based Eagles ahead of the 2014 CHAN. The coach asked for long camping in order for the players to blend as a unit, but the NFF stayed reluctant in their approval of such, with the officials always pointing at what they call the body’s lean financial situation. However, losing to Jordan was a wake-up call that showed the NFF in clear terms that going to CHAN 2014 with hopes of emerging champions will not come easy. The defeat is an eye opener and a call for serious work on the team as the technical crew is yet to identify players that will go to South Africa. The Eagles ar ...
Moses Kpakor wrote: AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. PRESIDENT: I've decided to write this open letter to Mr. President. But it is not intended to slight the Minister for Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation. But i know Mr. President is the One whose authority is supreme in our country. I'm speaking on Super Eagles achievements in recent times: winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations, 2013 Mandela Invitational Cup, and the 2014 World Cup qualification ticket. All of which were achieved at a time no one gave the Super Eagles any slightest chance to win. Moreover, at the time our team even failed to qualify in the previous tournament. Therefore, one is forced to ask the question, why the sudden change in Super Eagles performances? Well, i strongly believe it is no longer a hidden thing that one factor is undoubtedly significant in the recent fabulous and magnificent display by the Super Eagles. It's all about the ability and competence of Head Coach, Mister. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, who without question has stee ...
TUESDAY COLUMN – BOSE OPENE After Italy Vs Nigeria Now that the international friendly match between our Super Eagles and Italy has come and gone, I want to start talking about the next line of action for Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Coach Stephen Keshi. Even before last night’s match, I was telling my colleagues that the result of the game will not matter to me, as it was more of a case of pride and ego, not points. I also took as the chance for our players and coach to learn some lessons from playing against a top European team, as against the little Africans they faced in the World Cup qualifiers. Some people were talking about revenge because of the 2-1 win they had against us in USA. For me, it was just another chance for us to show that we are among the giant teams in the world and the Italians had a feel of what we will give other teams in Brazil next year. Last night’s friendly came at a time when Nigeria was still basking in the euphoria of Saturday’s victory against Ethiopia, a ...
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has criticised the Nigeria Football Federation for failing to pay him his salary for seven months.[Bbc Sport] TD
Nigeria Football Federation has blamed the players; their coach Stephen Keshi and the NFF officials.
Cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation promise to offset the four months’ salaries and allowances owed Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi before the end of the month.
NFF Scribe Hails Kaduna Crowd -Downplays Keshi’s Unpaid Salary Soccer lovers in Kaduna have received a pat on the back for their massive support of the home-based Eagles in Saturday’s Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire, as Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) general-secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu believes the mammoth turn out of spectators at Ahmadu Bello Stadium accounted to a large extent for Nigeria’s 4-1 win on the evening. Although many observers believe the decision by Kaduna State government to throw the gates open free of charge explained to a large extent why the stands were almost filled to the brim, Amadu insists it is not only the number of people that turn up for a game that matters, but how well they comport themselves and cheer the home team that makes a difference. While haling the impact of the Kaduna crowd in boosting the wide-,margin win for Stephen Keshi’s squad, Amadu went on to admit that the NFF could be tempted to host any forthcoming co ...
Keshi must never allow interference from NFF,says Erico Former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico has thrashed plans by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to, henceforth, vet Coach Stephen Keshi’s team list insisting that interference, in whatever guise, should never be condoned by the coach. He has also frowned at the NFF’s President, Aminu Maigari’s condemnation of the inclusion of Nigerian domestic players to face Spain in their last group game a the 2013 Confederations Cup, which ended yesterday, saying it smacks of sheer lack of confidence in the local boys. Maigari, in a recent interview had sensationally declared that Keshi will no longer be solely responsible for selecting the Super Eagles’ squad even as he queried his team selection during the “Festival of Champions.” “The Confederations Cup is a big tournament and that’s why the other teams brought their best players...Spainbrought their best players,but we did not. Why would you bring a local player to play Spain ...
Some people at the Nigeria Football Federation amaze me. They say our Coach Stephen Keshi is not good because we didn't play well at the Confed Cup in Brazil. Keshi took us to Brazil in the first place by winning the AFCON. Let's learn to celebrate our own!
May 18, 2013 2:01:00 PM The Flying Antelopes have stated that they were not happy with the Eagles' boss following his refusal to release their two top players for tomorrow's Caf Confederation Cup tie Enugu Rangers' top officials have expressed their displeasure at the way Super Eagles' coach Stephen Keshi snubbed their request to have the duo of Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim for tomorrow's all-important Caf Confederation Cup third round first leg tie against Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien. The Flying Antelopes' General Manager Ozor Chibuzor Paul, speaking with Goal, said that the club wrote to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) asking to have the two players released for the game for national interest. Keshi bluntly refused to listen to their pleas. "We wrote to NFF that they should release Mba and Agbim. But they did not answer us. We called Keshi and he said he needs the players and that he will not release them. "The Mexican friendly will come up May 31st. The Super E ...
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Pray, why is the Nigeria Football Federation so desperate to get Stephen Keshi to fail? Why is NFF desperate to disorganise Super Eagles?
This article is in Thursday, June 6, 2013 edition of SportsDay,Nigeria. Check it out. Dear John Obuh, It is with a heart of disappointment that I put these few lines together, following the patchy outing of your team at the ongoing Toulon International Youth Tournament in France, where you and your boys have failed to redeem yourselves, despite a spirited 1-1 draw against Brazil on Tuesday, after the earlier struggles you enacted at the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria. Indeed, I have become persona non grata of sort among my colleagues at SportsDay and many others in the general comity of football, sequel to my repeated advocacy about your acumen and capabilities, while even suggesting that you should have been promoted to the under-23 National Team, instead of the hunt by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for a new coach in that cadre. My argument in that direction had been that, since your wards from the under-17 sect of 2009 will be the ones to populate the next Dream Team – Kenneth Omeru ...
Uniuyo FM Sports wrote: Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has invited Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Vincent Enyeama and Chelsea’s Victor Moses to lead 23 others for an international friendly match against Mexico. The Media Officer of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the friendly would hold on May 31 in Houston, United States. The statement said the friendly wa...
What happened between the NFF and Sidney Sam? Nigerians need to be told the truth The football house should make its stand publicly known on the failed naturalisation process for the German-born Nigerian winger who has now turned his back on the Super Eagles May 29, 2013 9:15:00 AM After it was claimed by the Nigeria Football Federation that they had made contact with German-born Sidney Sam and coach Stephen Keshi’s various pronouncements that he had spoken to the winger, it was very embarrassing and disheartening to hear the player say, “I never really thought about Nigeria and I do not know who invented that." That statement is a collective slap on the face of all 160 million Nigerians and the NFF has a responsibility to make sure that this slight does not go unpunished. Did all the talk from the NFF emanate from space or was an official just staring out of a window and making up stories? Or did the player, on being chosen by Germany decide to completely dissociate himself from and the corresponden ...
Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka said that the Nigeria Football Federation was wrong to sack Sylvanus Okpala,without the consent of Stephen Keshi.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has told BBC Sport that his relationship with his football federation has greatly improved in recent weeks.
Nigeria's former skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, has made a passionate appeal to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to intervene in the invitation rift between West Bromwich Albion Nigerian striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, and the Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, stressing that though no player is bigger than the country, the team still needs Osaze and others. The Arsenal's former flamboyant player, who spoke with the media during the formal presentation of trophy to Chief Edwin Clark for the Clark Under-18 International Football Tournament in Abuja, equally appealed to the Albion's forward to understand and acknowledge the fact that the Head Coach is totally in charge, urged the federation to urgently broker peace between them. "As I always say, the situation is something that they have to solve and sort out. The NFF has to be involved to make sure it is sorted out. Keshi is the boss as the coach, while Osaze is a player. The situation is between a player and a coach and whatever decision the coach tak ...
Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has revealed he is not at war with his employers the Nigeria Football Federation or its president Aminu Maigari.
GP: NFF will win more trophies for Nigeria The Inspector-Gener­al of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Dikko Abubakar on Wednesday expressed confidence in the ability of the present administration at Nigeria Football Federation to deliver more trophies for the country at international level. Speaking during a courtesy call in his office by the leadership of NFF, which presented the glittering trophy to the football-loving­ Police supremo, the Inspector-Gener­al minced no words in saying that the skills and technical ability of the present NFF Executive Committee and Management, as well as the discipline and dedication of Nigerian players, would bring more smiles to Nigerian faces in the near future. “I congratulate you very much on this triumph which has been achieved despite all kinds of unnecessary distractions and other challenges associated with the running of football in the country. “I have no doubt that with even greater commitment and focus, your administration has the wherewithal to plan well for Ni ...
More facts are emerging as to the reasons,why Stephen Keshi turned in a resignation letter after Nigeria won the 2013 African Nations Cup. Senate President David Mark has revealed that Keshi told him in a telephone conversation they had,that he resigned because the Nigeria Football Federation,undermined his authority and wanted to impose a foreign coach on him. Though Keshi later rescinded his decision on Monday,not until he got the assurance that such will not be the case from the Sports Minister,Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi. “I spoke with Stephen Keshi this morning and he confirmed to me that he actually said that he has resigned. He said the reason is because there was too much interference even before the final match on Sunday. There was a lot of pressure on him that he must accept foreign technical adviser and this he is opposed to because he thinks that all that we need is in this country. That there are Nigerians who can work with him and he doesn’t see the gain in bringing foreigners,” Mark said ...
“I was as surprised as anybody else to hear that he(Stephen Keshi) had resigned because I never saw a letter from him. I employed him and there are processes in place for doing things. tf he wanted to resign, he should have shown me respect by informing me the proper way.” - Mallam Aminu Maigari, President of the Nigeria Football Federation
Feb 12, 2013 - Stephen Keshi Resigned Over Unpaid Salaries & Lack Of Official Car Of His Own Hours after Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi tendered his resignation letter over a personal matter, a new report has surfaced to why Stephen Keshi resigned. According to Super Eagles’ spokesman, Ben Alaiya, Stephen Keshi has indeed resigned. “It is true,” While speaking to a South African radio show on Monday evening, Keshi said that he handed in his resignation letter after the match on Sunday night. “I gave them (Nigeria Football Federation) my letter of resignation immediately after last night’s game, but I haven’t heard from them yet, ” – said Ben Alaiya According to a report from Punch, a direct communication line has opened between the President Jonathan and Keshi after the announcement and the former captain of the National Team confirmed he had resigned and was only awaiting the response of the NFF officials. A very highly placed official in the Presidency said that the matter had been tak ...
We have a statement from Nigeria Football Federation attributed to Stephen Keshi. We're waiting to hear from him directly.
Stephen Keshi has quit as Nigeria coach because the Nigerian Football Federation booked flights home after being drawn with Cote d'Ivoire.
JOHANNESBURG: The Nigeria Football Federation says national coach Stephen Keshi has rescinded his resignation an...
Jonathan’s Letter Will Ginger Eagles, Says Yobo Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo, says the team is in high spirit and will do the country proud despite the 1-1 draw it had in its first game against Burkina Faso. Yobo was reacting to a letter delivered to the team on Monday evening by Sports Minister, Hon Bolaji Abdulahi, in the company of the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maiagari, who was in company of Executive Committee member of the federation, Chief Emeka Inyama and Director, Technical, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme. The letter which was personally signed by President Jonathan read in part: “The Africa Cup of Nations has always been an exciting and important sports event for us in Nigeria and other African countries. However, this edition of 2013 even holds a greater significance for us as a nation. Next year 2014, our dear country will be one hundred years old. As we look back and celebrate our achievements as a strong, united nation, we ...
SUPER Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to draw daggers over the release of Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi. The NFF are irked with the moves by the Magpies Boss Alan Pardew to deny the Kogi State born striker an opportunity to feature for his country at Africa’s biggest football tournament on a supposed clause in his latest contract. Ben Alaiya Media Officer for the Eagles Saturday morning said the Big Boss wants Ameobi to come out himself to state if he really wants to play for Nigeria in South Africa and not the NFF forcing his release by evoking the relevant FIFA articles on players release. “The Big Boss does not want the NFF to go to war with Newcastle, like he always says, the ball is in Ameobi’s court, let him come out to say he wants to play first then we can take it up from there, if he does not show he is really hungry for the Eagles shirt there might not be the need to start fighting for his release,” Alaiya said Saturday morning from Portugal. ...
Out-of-favour Super Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie, is done being angry with coach Stephen Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation following his dramatic exclusion from the team ahead of the 20...
Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi has dropped a bombshell by revealing Osaze Odemwingie has proposed himself as team skipper. Keshi told a stunned Nigeria Football Federation technical committee that the West Bromwich Albion striker has put himself forward to be the Eagles skipper. “He told them that he wants to be captain as he considers himself one of the most senior players in the current squad,” an official revealed. “But how he has behaved in the National Team over the years has really run counter to his ambition to be the leader of this team. You can only lead by example.” The 31-year-old Osaze made his Eagles debut in 2002, but it was not until the 2004 Nations Cup that he established himself in the National Team. Goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide as well as defender and present skipper Joseph Yobo are more senior players than Osaze in the Eagles. However, he has rowed with National Team bosses, from Austin Eguavoen to Lars Lagerback, and his clash with Samson Siasia was widely regarded ...
Nigeria Football Federation has revealed it owes coach Stephen Keshi two months' salary - just weeks before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Eagles still to train in Zimbabwe despite Nelspruit grouping Eagles star Elderson in action Nigeria will still train in Zimbabwe for the AFCON even though they are in a first round group in Nelspruit, which is closer to Mozambique. The team have proposed a final training camp in Zimbabwe, but Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials had hinted MTNFootball.com that Mozambique could be considered were the Eagles to be drawn in Nelspruit. “The team’s final training camp will still be in Zimbabwe even though they are now in Group C in Nelspruit, which is by the Mozambique border,” a top team official told MTNFootball.com “Besides the weather conditions, other things have been put under consideration before the training base was picked.” Coach Stephen Keshi also plans a two-week training stint in Europe for players from the domestic league. Nigeria have already confirmed a friendly against Venezuela in Miami on November 14, while several other warm-ups against the likes of fellow 2013 AFCON finali ...
"Expect" The Nigeria Football Federation have told Stephen Keshi they expect his team to beat ...
shared the following link: The Nigeria Football Federation have dismissed rumours that a foreign coach will be hired to boss Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi.
NEWS: The Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that the departure of the Super Eagles for Blantyre, Malawi for a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier was delayed by 12 hours due to strict safety rules in line with international best practice. The Nigerian contingent was earlier billed to leave the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a chartered aircraft Thursday night. The airline had to jettison the Thursday departure plan as options of refuelling during a stop-over in one of the Central African Nations became limited. The NFF and the airline agreed to reschedule the departure to this morning and Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi was notified of the change in itinerary
The Nigeria Football Federation has dismissed reports that top officials are interfering with the work of Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi.
Nigeria arrive Peru after two days of delay Nigeria arrived in Lima, Peru on Monday night, two days behind schedule after being forced to abandon their flight to South America by drug couriers and then missing a connecting flight in Madrid ahead of their friendly game against La Blanquiroja. The Super Eagles arrived their Sheraton Hotel residence tired after having had to sleep in the Madrid airport on Sunday. They will play against the hosts at the 40,000 capacity Estadio Nacional at 2am on Thursday (Nigerian time). Fans are expected to be able to view the live telecast by Africa Independent Television according to Nigeria Football Federation officials. The Eagles have a full complement of invited players as Europe-based trio of Nwankwo Obiorah, Nnamdi Oduamadi and South Africa-based Gege Soriola had arrived in Lima ahead of the home-based squad led by coach Stephen Keshi. Turkey-based Ekigho Ehiosun was among the squad that travelled from Nigeria. Spain-based Raheem Lawal is expected in Lima on Tuesday. ...
The Nigeria Football Federation have appointed Stephen Keshi as coach.
Federation tells it has hired former defender Stephen Keshi to coach the
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