Saturday, 23 August 2014

# African Sport # Aminu Maigari

Keshi ‘moves on’ from talks to return as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi has appeared to rule himself out of a return as Nigeria coach after losing patience with the Nigeria Football Federation, the BBC has reported.

Keshi’s contract expired on 30 June, shortly after he led Nigeria to the last 16 at the World Cup, and he had been negotiating a new deal.

He told BBC Sport, “Talks over a new contract shouldn’t drag on. I can’t wait any more – the NFF is not serious.

“I have moved on. I can only wish the country well for the future.”

“I’ve had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away.”

Talks had been ongoing since July but a series of delays caused by problems within the federation, including the sacking and the FIFA-ordered reinstatement of the governing body’s president Aminu Maigari.

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