NFF set­tles Keshi, Obuh, Ikhana salary ar­rears

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mike Oboh

The Nigeria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) yes­ter­day dis­closed that the four months out­stand­ing salaries of the Su­per Ea­gles tech­ni­cal crew will be paid to­day.

The fed­er­a­tion’s pub­lic­ity com­mit­tee chair­man, Chief Emeka Inyama who made this known in Abuja yes­ter­day at a me­dia par­ley, said the coaches will also be paid ad­vance salaries up to the month of June.

“As we speak, the four months out­stand­ing salaries for coaches of the Su­per Ea­gles are be­ing pro­cessed for pay­ment. Hope­fully they will get their alert to­mor­row [to­day]. We are also work­ing to­wards pay­ing the salaries of the coaches of the team up till the month of June, be­fore the start of the FIFA World Cup fi­nals in Brazil,” Inyama said.

The CAF me­dia com­mit­tee mem­ber also hinted that the out­stand­ing salaries of all na­tional team coaches, in­clud­ing those who are no longer serv­ing with the fed­er­a­tion are be­ing pro­cessed and will be paid next week.

Inyama fur­ther said that there is no prob­lem be­tween the body and the head coach of the Su­per Ea­gles.

We have a nor­mal, cor­dial re­la­tion­ship with Keshi and we ap­pre­ci­ate what he has done for the Se­nior Na­tional Team. He has worked magic, but the truth is that no tree makes a for­est. The sup­port of the NFF has also been to­tal and key to the suc­cesses that the team has achieved over the past two and half years.

“There is no frosty or icy re­la­tion­ship be­tween NFF and Keshi, and we be­lieve the hul­la­baloo be­ing cre­ated is the work of the fifth colum­nist,” he ex­plained.

Also speak­ing the fed­er­a­tion’s Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Bar­ris­ter Musa Amadu, ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the Ea­gles will not only be par­tic­i­pants at the com­pe­ti­tion but will put up a bet­ter per­for­mance.

Nduka Ira­bor Aminu Maigari

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi cel­e­brates with his as­sis­tants af­ter win­ning the 2013 Africa Cup of Na­tions

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