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Maigari resigns as NFF President, Keshi contract talks resume

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation,
Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has formally resigned his
position on the NFF Board with effect from August 26,
2014.

“The Bauchi-born administrator resigned as NFF
President on August 12, 2014 to pave way for a
peaceful resolution of the crisis that engulfed the
football federation shortly after the 2014 FIFA World
Cup,” a letter from the SA Media to the Honourable
Minister of Sports, Patrick Omorodion, said.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has
agreed to resume work with the team preparatory to
the forthcoming qualifying matches for the 2015
Africa Nations Cup against Congo and South Africa
on September 6, 2014.

The decision is based on the Sports Minister/
Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tammy
Dangogo’s intervention following the prolonged
negotiation between the Nigeria Football Federation
and Keshi over his contract as well as the coach’s
love fot the country.

According to the minister, Keshi will go on with his
job as Super Eagles coach while the negotiation
continues and the contract finally approved and
signed.

“Keshi has agreed to carry on with the job because of
his love for the team and the country and because of
my intervention which was necessitated by the
prolonged negotiation between him and the NFF,” the
Minister said yesterday.

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