There are fresh indications that Coach Stephen Keshi may soon return as the Super Eagles’ coach.
Keshi, who only exited the exalted position two weeks ago, is said to have been re-contacted and may return to continue as the national team coach in a few days’ time.
While official confirmation is still being awaited, sources close to the Big Boss confirmed the development even as the Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, made the announcement via Twitter.
“Keshi Returns as @NGSuperEagles Coach,” Ibitoye tweeted on Thursday morning.
Keshi’s reign as the national team gaffer was brought to an abrupt end on October 16 despite leading Nigeria to a 3-1 victory over Sudan at the Abuja national stadium in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in Keshi’s place had named a consortium of coaches to be supervised by veteran tactician, Amodu Shaibu.
The trio of Gbenga Ogunbote, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were listed to assist Amodu.
Before now the factional leader of the NFF, Chris Giwa had also kicked against Keshi’s exit in the middle of the ongoing AFCON qualifiers and supposedly upturned the decision.
Indeed, opinion has been divided on the plausibility of keeping or reliving the Big Boss of the national team duties as some argue that he should at least be left to complete the qualifiers.
Nigeria are currently third in their qualifying group and would need to win their last two matches to have a realistic chance of qualification.