Keshi returns for AFCON qualifiers

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Stephen Keshi been asked to return and complete the rest of the African Nations Cup qualifiers with the Super Eagles, according to Goal.com.

Nigeria plays Congo and South Africa next month in the last two AFCON qualifiers.

The website reports that Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, on Thursday morning tweeted that Keshi is set to return to his job.

Goal gathered that Keshi has been asked to return to his post as part of reconciliatory moves in the Nigeria Football Federation as ordered by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The President has also asked the Chris Giwa faction to withdraw its case from court to ensure that Nigeria is not banned by FIFA.

However, the NFF is yet to release any official statement.
Keshi was sacked on October 16, a day after the Super Eagles defeated Sudan 3-1 in Abuja, by the Amaju Pinnick-led board of the NFF who recalled former coach, Shaibu Amodu, in an interim capacity.

The African champions had won just one out of four qualifying matches and fans were forced to ask for the coach’s sack.

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