Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles coach has rubbished reports that Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered him a N7 million monthly wage in a new contract due to take off.
Keshi had tabled certain conditions before he could renew his contract with the Super Eagles, which expired after the World Cup in Brazil.
And with the ouster of the former NFF president, Aminu Maigari last week, the acting president, Mike Umeh had mandated a three-man committee comprising Chris Green, Deji Tinubu and Felix Anyansi-Agwu to re-negotiate Keshi’s contract.
Yesterday, a Lagos-based website declared that the erstwhile Eagles’ coach has been offered N7 million monthly pay package with the coach accepting it and the deal to be finalized next week.
But when Newswatch Sports reached the coach on phone in US, he unequivocally denied discussing any contract with any Nigerian official either face-to-face or on phone.
“No! I have not discussed anything with anybody! I left Nigeria before the Sallah break. I didn’t speak with any of the committee members before I left and I haven’t spoken with any of them on the matter since then.
“It was only Deji Tinubu who said they want me to continue and I said fine, let them bring up their offer that I may see. That’s it. I don’t know where they came up with N7 million offer from. I am not aware of that,” Keshi told Newswatch Sports.
He was asked if the amount would be enough to convince him to continue with his job in Nigeria and he said: “Is that a proposal? If that is their proposal, then we need to sit down and talk, but I haven’t seen anything from them. I can’t discuss a contract I haven’t seen.”
He also declined to say if the offers he had outside Nigeria are still available for him. “That’s for my personal consumption and not for you,” was his reply.
Culled from: http://www.mydailynewswatchng.com/keshi-denies-n7m-monthly-offer/