Nigeria: Keshi on collision course with NFF
SuperSports has alreasy started broadcasting adverts showing Keshi as one of the analysts during the January’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament but the NFF’s sub-technical committee said the SuperSport 2014 World Cup analyst is yet to inform Nigerian football authorities formally.
The Nigerian sports pundit will be fully engaged for a whole month if he takes this job thus leaving him just 12 days to spend with his team, the Super Eagles before their Afcon 2013 qualifier against Rwanda in February.
"Keshi may have signed a contract to do analysis job for [SuperSport] but this is coming at a time when we have a big game in February. Besides he will be away for a month and what happens to preparation for the game against Rwanda,” the committee’s spokesman Paul Bassey told SuperSport. "Yes he has called up some home-based players but it must be recognised that he will be away for a month and it will be just 12 days before the Rwanda game by the time he returns and that’s too short a time to prepare a team for such a game as the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. "Also, if he goes away for a month, who picks up his salary of N5 million for staying away from his duty post? Now let me put it straight that the NFF or its technical committee is yet to take any decision on this. “But we will wait till Keshi makes this formal and then we will discuss with him and if his reasons (to go for the job) are genuine then it is left for the body to decide,” Bassey said.