Nigeria to investigate Stephen Keshi’s Cote d’Ivoire job application

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Nigeria to probe Stephen Keshi's Cote d'Ivoire job application
Nigeria to probe Stephen Keshi’s Cote d’Ivoire job application

The Nigeria Football Federation says it will investigate reports that national team coach Stephen Keshi applied to manage Cote d’Ivoire. On Friday, the Ivorian Football Federation announced it had received 59 applications, with Keshi appearing at number 20 on the list.

The page on FIF website listing Keshi and 58 other applicants for the Elephants job has been taken down but the NFF insists that will not prevent ‘a full investigation’.

The Super Eagles coach returned as Nigeria coach for the third time in April, by signing a two-year contract with the NFF. In his first spell, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. But the deal was not renewed after a dismal 2014 World Cup.

He later returned on a match-by-match basis, which ended in November 2014. As caretaker coach, Keshi endured a turbulent 2014, in which he was sacked by the NFF and was only reinstalled after intervention from the then Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan.

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