The Nigeria Football Federation have proposed an improved contract that will pay coach Stephen Keshi seven million Naira a month (over $44,000), a top official has revealed.
For his first contract, which ran out after the World Cup in Brazil, Keshi was on five million Naira monthly and has now demanded he be paid twice that amount.
The coach, who was not considered for the vacant South Africa post, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are expected to finalise a new deal next week.
A top official who has been part of the contract talks informed that ‘Big Boss’ Keshi has said he wishes to continue as Nigeria coach
“We have had meetings with Keshi and the good news is that he is willing to continue as coach of the Super Eagles,” the top official told AfricanFootball.com
“He is only concerned that most of the fringe benefits in his contract were not provided and demands better treatment from the Federation.
“I think the first step was a success and we will build on it because the (2015 Africa Cup of Nations) qualifiers are not far away.”
The Super Eagles will in early September begin the defence of the AFCON crown they won in South Africa last year.
They are drawn in a qualifying group that has South Africa, Sudan and either Congo or Rwanda.