m_Keshi re appointed Super Eagles coach

STEPHEN KESHIhas been reappointed as head coach of Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles.

This follows an executive committee meeting of the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) in Abuja on Tuesday.

Keshi replaced Samson Siasia as Nigeria coach after the latter failed to steer the country’s national team to a place at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He then led Nigeria to victory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa as well as a place in the round of 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

However, his contract as Nigeria coach lapsed after the World Cup and he was widely expected to leave the post.

That has not happened and he has now been offered a new contract to carry on as Super Eagles coach.

“Having finalized the fresh contract with Mr Stephen Keshi, for him to continue as Head Coach of Super Eagles, and having forwarded same to MrKeshi, the Executive Committee expects the new contract to be signed by the NFF and Mr. Keshi in a matter of days,” a communiqué from the NFF read.

Keshi’s next assignment will be to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 Afcon with the Super Eagles set to face Rwanda in Calabar on September 6.