Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Laments Unpaid Salary “NFF Owe Me 7 Months Salaries”

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Oct 25, 2013 – Nigeria’s Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Laments Unpaid Salary “NFF Owe Me 7 Months Salaries”

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said he is very disappointed he is owed more than seven months salary, describing it as his worst experience as the country’s coach.

Keshi is on a monthly salary of five million Naira (31,500 dollars/22,800 euros).

He led Nigeria to their third Africa Cup of Nations triumph in February and he is only a game away from qualifying the country for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The ‘Super Eagles’ won 2-1 in Ethiopia in a first leg playoff and will host the return match next month in Calabar.

Keshi is approaching two years at the helm of Nigeria and he told reporters that being owed salaries for many months has been his most disappointing experience as the coach of Nigeria.

“The lowest point of my career is working and not being paid for seven to eight months. I have never had this kind of experience before,” the former Nigeria captain said.

“In Mali, they will never owe you. Your salary will hit your account before the end of every month. It was the same thing in Togo.

“Owing me up to seven months makes me feel I am not being appreciated. It is like they, my employers, think I am being favoured in what I am doing.

“I am not being favoured. Whatever I am doing here, I am doing it with everything I have and I need to be respected to be given my pay.”

He added: “I don’t like discussing money issues and if there is any NFF (Nigeria Football Federation) member who said we can work for free, then I will want to speak with him face to face.

“If they say we can work for free and that they are not going to pay, so be it.

“I can’t have my family abroad and I will be in debt because I have not been paid for seven months and somebody is saying we should not complain.”

The NFF have said they are broke and have already been forced to slash the national team’s win bonus of $10,000 by half.

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18 thoughts on “Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Laments Unpaid Salary “NFF Owe Me 7 Months Salaries”

  1. Shame shame shame shame on the Nigerian Football Federation
    Why treat a hero this way
    What did they use all the money for?

  2. That’s one tin about our so called Governmnt.imaging owing him for 7months if its a white man d will rush n pay him even in advance.Stil d white man will nt do well.Ingreat set of pple dat dosnt appreciate good tin.Shame on dem.

  3. I pity u Keshi if u were an american or british, you would have become a billionaire now
    Nigerian citizenship is of no value

  4. Football is the only good thing the world sees in Nigeria,why own the man that made it possible ? why is majority of Nigeria workers don’t get their salary at the end of the month even after doing their best at their place of work.who is responsible for this wickedness? what is going on in Nigeria,I just want to scream till i lost my voice to shake off this bitter dark feeling about my country that is burning me up.A friend of mine told me that her dad who is a retired service servant have not been paid his pension salary for a whole full year.why

  5. What are they paying him for when he havn’t qualify us for the world cup, let him qualify the super eagles already b/4 he will be talking abt his salary, no qualify no payment. Simple as ABCD

    • What nonsense are you saying?.It’s as if you don’t know what is called an Agreement .Someone is been owed 7 months salary and all you could say is for him to take Nigeria to Brazil before he’s being paid

  6. my brother only God will reward u for ur good work u are black man like me so u dont have much to be treated like americans shame to nff

  7. This bezo or buzu is an a**hole oo! Iv been following his comments is he really a human being or a cow? Even cows are more sensible than this guy. Who is this person!

  8. bezo or what so ever he calls himself is nothing but a blind, unreasonable fool,. Stupid shalow thinker, ur papa fit do waitin keshi did idiot, and as for Nigeria as whole , there is no hope in Nigeria until we start havin young people with vibrant vision in power, if not no hope

  9. Really, its unfair. Pliz treat your coach nicely, becoz there are some countries who failed to get where you are, but look, you are treating your son like some kind of a door mat. Its bad. Am a Zimbabwean and i admire the Super Eagles.

  10. Who do you blame, blame the people that work for months and dont get pay and still going to work smiling as if everything is okey. Nigerian need to change their ways and mentality what a shame mali, togo can pay salary nigeria cannot pay.

  11. Bezo or what do u call ur name?u are talking rubbish,if u were in his shoe,would u accept working without payment.Sometimes u need to think b4 making comment. Keshi is a great manager.how can someone be working without getting pay,in fact NFF need to be scrutinise .

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