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Keshi Reportedly Requests for N10Million a Month in New Contract



Stephen Keshi - July 2014 -
That’s a whole lot of Nairas.

Stephen Keshi, who earlier announced that his contract as the head coach of the Super Eagles had expired, has presented the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with his requests to return as the coach.

African Football on Tuesday, reported that Keshi told President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan that he will sign a new deal if the NFF agrees to pay him N10million a month.

In his initial contract, he received N5million

He reportedly made the demand when he met President Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, when he arrived from the world tournament in Brazil.

Keshi is said to have demanded for upfront payment to avoid delays he had with his former deal, and to recall his former assistant Sylvanus Okpalla.

“He also wanted what he called a free hand as regards his team selection and preparations, saying he no longer wishes to deal with the technical committee.He also wanted Okpalla back to his backroom staff.

The President has assured him that his demands will be considered.” claimed a source.

The news comes after reports that he got a $260,000 pay for the World Cup.


  1. lumi

    July 9, 2014 at 3:26 am

    With Nigeria economy, that’s way too much as a monthly salary for Super Eagle coach. Looking at his coaching records, he deserves to be paid well but not N10M monthly. If FG decide to pay him N10M monthly, then Nigerian minimum wage should be around N193,000 – N200,000 per month.
    In FIFA world rankings, Nigeria is rated no 44 while Iran is no 43. Iranian coach (Carlos Queiroz) is getting paid $174,833.333 monthly ( N29,722,516.7 monthly) which is like half of what Keshi is asking for. Compare to other coaches around the world, it makes sense to pay Steven Keshi that salary. But with our economy, it is a very bad salary to pay one coach. If FG decide to pay him, I would like the govt to increase minimum wages by %100

  2. Miss Independent

    July 9, 2014 at 6:43 am

    N10m… Its not a lot of money for a good coach like him. I know South Africa will pay him more.


    July 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Chill…is this 10m for every month or only when they are in football season?

    • NIRA

      July 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

      It’s every month o! Regardless of whether they play or not.

  4. Lily

    July 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

    10m is not too much for Keshi, he is a very good coach if its a foreign coach NFA will more than 10m. abeg pay him oooo he deserves it.

  5. NIRA

    July 9, 2014 at 9:23 am

    They embezzle more than 10m Naira a month, so why can’t they pay him that?

    • nene

      July 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm


  6. sum1special

    July 9, 2014 at 9:30 am

    10million a month because he coached super eagles into winning the world cup?mschewwww

  7. Anon

    July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Thank you!

    • Anon

      July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Nira – thank you!

  8. SushI

    July 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    My point exactly!!!

  9. mummy m

    July 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    this guy is just a thief. 10 milla on top wetin now? he should bounce if he doesnt want to coach anymore. mere looking at him sef, you will know hes just a very greedy man

  10. Chinelo

    July 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    No doubt Keshi is a good coach but his team assembly for the world cup shows that he too can be bought over. All he had to do was take his locally assembled team who are hungry to win and impress that won him the nations cup and add odemwinge to the mix and BY GOD! Those boys would have gotten us to the quarter finals and probably made history but No he had to add the likes of mikel and yobo whose sole concern is to mark his 100th match. Then again his technical strategy was mmmmmmhhh!!! Anyways if govt can pay him then why not but I think Sunday Oliseh should be given a chance to showcase. Coaches should not make a habit of running after our non home based players, we have boys with razor sharp feet and the passion to play @ home here afterall the atlanta 96 team that brought home the medal were unknown to the world till they beat argentina and brazil for the GOLD, Nigerian coaches should take a cue from Westerhof. #rooting for Netherland#

  11. Zikem

    July 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Chinelo, you are a lady after my heart (hopefully, its a lady sef)!

    Quite surprised that Coach Keshi is demanding only N10m. He should remember that if these proposed terms are accepted by the NFF, the stakes and expectations from Nigerians would be massively higher. Our common friend “history” or shall I say “time” would be very patient to reward him either favourably (hopefully) or terribly (U can ask Scolari). If Nigerians abused him when he received only N5m monthly, then he should expect twice the abuse should he bring back failure. If he won the Nations cup when he earned N5m, it is only fair to assume that he needs to earn N10m monthly to bring us the World cup in 2018. NFF please take note!

    Keshi, you have a chance to write your NAME in global history. I feel proud to hear that ENYEAMA is the 4th best goalkeeper of the 2014 World Cup tournament. Keshi, I feel the need to be proud of you for gradually becoming the first black coach to dominate world football.

    If N10m is the monthly sum you need to achieve this, please carry go…sha dont make the chickens come home to roost!

    • Chinelo

      July 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      LoL @ Zikem, iam a lady…

    • Zikem

      July 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      #wipessweat #gladmuch @chuzikem

  12. nene

    July 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    gbam. he deserves the money. do you know how much they pay oyibos to coach super eagles? i rather they pay the money to keshi, if they can’t, he should look for a country that will pay him what he wants.

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