Newly-elected Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick was recently asked whether Nigeria would appoint a new coach for the national team or extend the incumbent manager, Stephen Keshi’s tenure. His reply


“Keshi? He’s has reached his limit and must build his capacity. But he should be shown respect because he’s a national hero & must be accorded his respect. Board will take a decision based on recommendation of the technical team. 



There are due processes towards appointing a coach and the technical committee will have to give a report before we decide. We’ll do everything in the best interest of Nigerians. Wouldn’t say if Keshi will continue or leave. Even if my administration doesn’t win any trophy, Nigeria must improve it’s referees!”