Former Super Eagles’ coach Stephen Keshi is set to land a job in South Africa with the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) soon, after he agreed to work with an agency in that country. Keshi signed a deal recently with top South African sports talent agency, Quality Talent Sports.
He has now agreed a deal with the Johannesburg-based agency to secure a deal for him with a PSL club ahead of the 2016/17 season, a source confirmed.
“Stephen Keshi has signed with Quality Talent Sports, one of the biggest agencies in South Africa and they will work towards getting him a club in the PSL as soon as possible.”
The 54-year old tactician was fired as the Super Eagles coach last July, and has been out of work since. Keshi, who was a former Super Eagles’ captain, has also coached the senior national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. His last job was with Nigeria, where he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as well as reaching the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Shuaibu Amodu, Okey Emordi, Austin Eguavoen and late Musa Abdullahi have also worked in South Africa.
Meanwhile, Nigeria international striker, Aaron Samuel has expressed desire in getting a permanent deal at Russian side, CSKA Moscow. Samuel in an interview with AfricanFootball.com said he would love to stay on at the club when his loan deal expires.
“Yes I would like to stay. I would like to stay on but we just have to see how things turn out,” he said.
Samuel joined CSKA Moscow on loan from Chinese club Guangzhou R&F in February and has scored two league goals this season. The striker who is currently out of action with a knee injury also believes he will back before September.