Keshi may return in one week

Stephen Keshi may return to the Super Eagles within seven days if words of a communique issued after a a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation are anything to go by.

As part of decisions reached by the EXCO, a technical sub-committee was mandated to open channels of communication with Stephen Keshi “with a view to extending his contract, as the NFF is still interested in working with him.”

The committee is expected to report back to the Executive Committee within one week.

Stephen Keshi had said after Nigeria’s loss to France in the 2nd round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil that he may not be with the country’s national team any longer as his contract was not renewed and there were no moves made to trigger a renewal.

The rumour mills then went into full gear with reports that he may be named head coach of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Maigari impeached


Also at the NFF glass house in Abuja on Thursday, Aminu Maigari was impeached as president of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Maigari was removed on grounds of financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration.

“After thorough and exhaustive deliberations on the uncalled-for secrecy surrounding all financial dealings of the Federation and failure to call meeting of the Executive Committee for the past eight (8) months, during which so many weighty decisions on Nigeria football had been taken by a small cabal within the Board, the Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari,” a statement from the glass house read.


Ratification

An Emergency Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation will be convened in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Thursday, 31st July, 2014 to ratify the impeachment of Alhaji Aminu Maigari from the NFF Executive Committee.


Erstwhile, NFF 1st vice president, Mike Umeh will now serve as president until elections are held next month.
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