Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Afcon - Many Countries Hunt for Keshi's Signature

FOLLOWING Stephen Keshi's insistence that he might not be Super Eagles coach after Sunday's final of the African Cup of Nations, many countries have swooped on him asking for his signature to take over their national teams.

A highly authoritative source informed that some agents have been bordering the former skipper of the national team to talk him into considering their clients if indeed he refuses to go ahead with his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.

Though the identities of the countries were not revealed, the source however said that Keshi has refused to commit himself as he reportedly told them he was still on contract with the NFF.

The rush for Keshi's signature is not unconnected with his statement that he was not sure if he would remain Eagles coach after CAN 2013 since he is a professional coach and would go for the highest bidder.

He made this statement since according to him the Nigerian people seem not to appreciate what he is doing with the team.

But that had changed since his team woke up from their slumber and performed excellently against bookmaker's choice, Cote d'Ivoire. Nigerians in South Africa have been singing Keshi's praise and his Eagles to high heavens.

The Nigeria Football Federation which had supported Keshi financially and morally are yet to react to Keshi's threat of jumping the ship.

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