Tanzania club indicates interest in Keshi

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi
Stephen Keshi

Few days after expressing displeasure over the new contract offered him by the Nigeria Football Federation, Tanzania club, Azam, have indicated interest in hiring Coach Stephen Keshi to take over from Cameroonian trainer, Joseph Omog, who was sacked by the club on Monday.

Keshi and the NFF have being locked in endless contract negotiations since after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and there was heightened tension last week when the Big Boss reportedly stated that he has been given a slave contract by the NFF.

Apparently monitoring the issue in Nigeria, officials of Azam, which is one of most ambitious club in Tanzania, said they are keen to have Keshi on board even though they admitted that they do not have all their eggs in a basket and also speaking to other coaches.

Azam’s General Secretary, Idrissa Nassoro, told Goal.com that the biggest criteria they are looking at is the quality of the candidate’s CV and success they have had in their previous jobs which perhaps stands Keshi out.

“We continue to have talks with coaches from different parts of the world, but there is a greater chance of Nigerian Stephen Keshi taking over Joseph Omog’s place because negotiations between us and him are going well, and his background is something that has attracted us,” Nassoro told Goal.

Azam FC, based in Dar es Salaam, are competing in the CAF Champions League, Africa’s flagship club competition.

This is not the first time Keshi has been linked with jobs outside the Nigeria national team. Recently, he was in the final shortlist of coaches for the Burkina Faso job but lost out to German tactician.

Currently away in the United States, Keshi has stated that he would soon be back in Nigeria to hold talks with the NFF if they will shift grounds on some of the ‘unfavourable’ clauses inserted in the contract offered him.


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