Former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi could soon be coaching a club in South Africa, The PUNCH has learnt.
The former captain of New Nigeria Bank club is interested in coaching in the Premier Soccer League, according to agent Tim Sukazi.
Keshi, who is currently without a job after leaving the Super Eagles last year, has signed up with Sukazi’s QT Sports with the hopes of a move to South Africa. The deal with the Johannesburg-based agency is hoped, will secure a deal for him with a PSL club ahead of the 2016/17 season.
“Yes, I can confirm that Stephen Keshi has joined the QT Sports family,” Sukazi confirmed to Kickoff.com.
“Keshi is a legend, whose experience both as a player and a manager speaks for itself. We are proud to have him on board.”
While Sukazi confirmed that no concrete offers have come in for the 54-year-old AFCON-winning coach yet, the law practitioner says they will also look beyond the borders should nothing materialise in South Africa.
Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Shaibu Amodu and Austin Eguavoen are some of the Nigerians that have worked in South Africa.