As teaming Nigerian Fans await who gets the plump job of leading Nigeria’s Super Eagles, a Board member of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Chief Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedimma has risen in defence of the NFF over the delay.
Onyedimma who spoke to Nigerian Pilot Sports at the weekend in Abuja noted that the federation is putting everything into consideration before finally handing Stephen Keshi a new deal.
There have been controversies surrounding the award of new contract to the Former Super Eagles captain who have ruffled through despite his perceived strained relationship with NFF with his Aide Emmanuel Ado claiming that Keshi was ready to grab new offer and begin a new phase in his coaching career.
Though many stakeholders including Nigeria’s Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Sports have kicked against Keshi’s return, NFF executive was reportedly pressured to keep the erstwhile Mali and Togo handler.
According to Onyedimma who is also the chairperson of Nigeria Women Football league, “We don’t want to rush anything concerning giving Keshi new Super Eagles contract. We need to dot the teeth so that no mistakes will be made.
“Nigerians need to be patient with us, very soon, we will have a substantive Super Eagles coach.
On measures taken so far by the football federation to engender meaningful development for Nigerian football, Onyedimma who is still basking in the euphoria of Super Falcons superb victpry against Mali last weekend defended NFF President Amaju Pinnick’s recent travel spree to England where he met with Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger among others.
She added “every leader has a way he operates. When he went to England, his intention was to see how he can foster good relationship between NFF and our players who are based in England. There are other developmental plans which the federation will be implementing as time goes on.

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