Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has landed an astonishing two-year deal with the South African Soccer Federation to take over the managerial job of the country’s senior national team, the Bafana Bafana, immediately after the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup.
According to reports, Keshi would cease to be the Super Eagles
manager after the Mundial, since he has accepted to take the offer from South Africa.
The Big Boss would head to Johannesburg
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 the Bafana
Bafana manager, Gordon Igesund, after their friendly against Australia. A
source said: “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.”
Meanwhile, reports gathered that at least 10 top European coaches are
already eyeing Keshi’s job. Agents of the coaches have submitted their
CVs to the Nigeria Football Federation
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 qualifiers for the 2015 Nations Cup
in Morocco set to begin in September, the NFF does not have the luxury
of time. Our source stated that the NFF will take a decision on who
takes over from Keshi immediately after the World Cup. Keshi’s first
assignment for South Africa would be against the Super Eagles as South
Africa and Nigeria have been drawn into the same group in the race to