The Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles’ coach.
The NFF finally unveiled the Delta State-born coach on Tuesday. He was handed a new two-year contract.
Those at Keshi’s unveiling ceremony led by Vice-President Seyi Akinwumi included Felix Anyansi, Otunba Sunday Ajayi, Alhaji Fresh and Mrs. Dilichukwu Onyedinma.
Speaking before Keshi’s contract was handed to him, the Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee Felix Anyansi thanked the Executive Committee of NFF for following the technical committee’s recommendation in re-appointing Keshi as Super Eagles’ coach.
“Once again, history is being made,” Anyansi said.
“I thank the executive committee for following the recommendations of the technical committee and appointing Keshi,” he said adding that “Amaju Pinnick has undiluted confidence that Mr. Keshi will take the Super Eagles to a new height.”
Keshi signed his contract at the press conference at exactly 2.55 pm. He was dressed in a grey native attire,.
He told newsmen at the unveiling that, “We need the media, we cannot do it alone.
“This is a new page for Nigerian football.
“I have what it takes to move this country forward.”
This will be Stephen Keshi ‘s third spell as the coach of the Super Eagles.
He became the first Nigerian to win the African Cup of Nations as a player and as a coach after leading the Super Eagles to the title in 2013.
However, after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Keshi’s contract was not renewed. He returned on a match-by-match deal, which ended in November after failing to qualify the Super Eagles for the the 2015 Nations Cup .
Daniel Amokachi, former Nigeria’s striker, who led the Super Eagles in two friendly matches last month, however, did not return as the assistant coach.
The former Everton forward has been replaced by Salisu Yusuf.
It will be familiar terrain for Yusuf who had been an assistant to coach Samson Siasia at both Senior and U-20 levels.