Keshi Leaving Nigeria’s Super Eagles To Coach South Africa’s Bafana Bafana After World Cup
June 23, 2014 – Keshi Leaving Nigeria’s Super Eagles For 2-Year-Deal With South Africa’s Bafana Bafana After World Cup
South Africa Hired Super Eagles Coach Keshi To Coach Bafana FC
Stephen Keshi has found a new job. He has just been hired on a two-year deal byh the South African Football Association (SAFA) to take over the coaching job of Bafana Bafana immediately after the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup.
A source close to the coach and NFF confirmed to Daily Sunsports that Keshi would stop to be Eagles manager after the mundial, since he had accepted to take the offer from South Africa.
According to our source, the “Big Boss” would head to Jo’burg straight from Brazil to sign the dotted lines and be unveiled by the South Africans once he is through with the World Cup assignment.
It would be noted had South Africa had last month sacked Bafana Bafana manager, Gordon Igesund after their friendly against Australia. “I can confirm to you that the deal between Keshi and SAFA has been signed and sealed. He is going to South Africa immediately after the World Cup. The South Africans are impressed with what he has done with the Eagles and want him to turn around the fortunes of Bafana Bafana,” our source said.
Meanwhile we further gathered that at least 10 top European coaches are already eyeing Keshi’s job.
Agents of the coaches have submitted their CVs to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials.
It is not yet clear if the NFF would settle for a foreign manager to take over from Keshi or appoint another indigenous coach.
With the qualifier s for the 2015 Nations Cup in Morocco set to begin in September the NFF do not have the luxury of time.
Our source stated that the NFF would take a decision on who takes over from Keshi immediately after the World Cup.
Keshi’s first assignment for South Africa would be against Eagles as South Africa and Nigeria had been drawn into the same group in the race to Morocco 2015.
[Reported By Daily Sun Sports]