Daily Trust (Abuja)

6 July 2014

Nigeria: Lots of Countries Want Me - Keshi

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said he won't accept any new contract from the Nigeria Football Federation unless they keep to his terms and condition.

The Super Eagles handler insists the NFF must keep to his terms for him to remain in charge of the Nigeria national team

Addressing newsmen after a meeting with the Sports Minister name in Abuja, the 'big boss' revealed that there are many violated clauses in the initial contract with the NFF which he want to guard against.

"If they agree to my condition, why not?" Keshi told reporters.

"I have started something here in Nigeria which I would love to finish if everything comes good. But if not, I will like to move my trade to somewhere else. It is always a good experience when you go out there and do something different.

"It is not just South Africa that want me; only that they are the ones that have gone to the media to make it public. Lots of countries want me, if nothing good comes out of NFF. I will move my trade elsewhere," he continued.

"No need to bring in sympathy here, I have served this country very well. It is about professionalism now.

"I have kids in the university who I have to take care of and sympathy will not take care of my kids and family."

The former Super Eagles captain also complained bitterly about some of the contractual terms have been violated by the Nigeria football ruling body.

"The definition of a contract is when two parties talk and agree on what is suitable and not suitable.

"You cannot just give me an offer and say, 'sign' and I will sign. It does not make sense.

"Any trip I take to the US to see my family is from my pocket. For a year and half I have been paying my assistant coach Valeri salary, which is not supposed to be," he concluded.

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