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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NIGERIA APOINT STEPHEN KESHI AS COACH FOR THE THIRD TIME


Stephen Keshi has been appointed Nigeria coach for the third time after signing a two-year contract on Tuesday. In his first spell he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but the deal was not renewed after the 2014 World Cup. He later returned on a match-by-match deal, which ended in November after failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup .

“It’s a fresh start. We need the support of our fans, media and every Nigerian to return the team to where we truly belong,” Keshi told BBC Sport.
“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.”


BBC Sport understands that Keshi has been set several targets and that his contract will be terminated if he does not meet them. 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.

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