After much deliberation and meetings with Stephen Keshi to renegotiate his contract as super Eagles head coach, the Nigeria Football Federation have proposed a new contract that will pay Keshi N7 million a month instead of the N10 million he demanded for.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the NFF technical committee, Paul Bassey shortly after a meeting held at the Glass House Secretariat of the NFF on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
The new improved contract is considered a significant rise from the N5million the coach earned in his previous contract which ended after the World Cup.
The NFF is expected to finalize the terms for the reviewed contract with Keshi within a week.
Meanwhile, a top official who has been part of the contract meetings informed that ‘Big Boss’ Keshi still wishes to continue as Nigeria 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 top official told AfricanFootball.com
“He is only concerned that most of the fringe benefits in his contract were not provided and demands 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,” he added.
The Super Eagles will play their first match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which is set to kick off in September 2014.
They are in a group that has South Africa, Sudan and either Congo or Rwanda.