Daily Trust (Abuja)

8 February 2013

Nigeria: Togo, Angola, Two Others Vie for Keshi's Signature

Nigeria Coach, Stephen Keshi is now the toast of African countries here, as at least four African countries are said to have indicated interest to engage his services if Nigeria finally part ways with him after the Nations Cup fiesta.

Daily Trust gathered here that Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo and another unnamed country have made contact with the Super Eagles helmsman for a possible contract after the Africa Cup of Nations.

There was however no information as to Keshi response to the requests.

Keshi on Wednesday night said at a post match briefing in Durban, after his wards book Nations Cup final meeting with Burkina Faso that he was not sure of his future with the Nigerian team after the African soccer showpiece.

"I am still building but I can't be talking of building afterwards because I don't know whether I will still remain as the Nigerian coach after the Nations Cup", Keshi said.

During the briefing, Keshi also said he was not against any foreign coach heading a national team in Africa, but would only support an experienced coach with sound technical depth.

"I have never said I am against a white coach, my position is that if you wana to bring a white coach, bring a quality coach that can help African players, don't go there and bring a carpenter from Europe, because most of them start coaching from Africa; and they are not good, nit even half of our coaches in Africa. I just want to clarify this that I am not against white coach", he said.

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