Stephen Keshi is believed to be close to agreeing a deal to coach the Burkina Faso national team.
The 52-year old has been shortlisted in the three-man final list being considered by the Burkina Faso Football Federation for the vacant job.
According to Nigerian Bulletin, Keshi will in the next three weeks jet out to speak with the Burkina Faso officials, with the federation also interviewing the two other shortlisted coaches: Gernot Rhor and Milovan Rajevac .
” Burkinabe Football Association has just taken the first step in selecting a national coach, producing the “short list” that includes the names of the top 3 contenders post.”
“The names of the Franco-German Gernot Rhor, Serbian Milovan Rajevac and the Nigerian Stephen KESHI that were selected by the commission, will come in classified for any time and we ask you to consider, ” the Burkina Faso Football Federation announced on its website.
What it then means is that Keshi might ditch the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) and pick up the job with Burkina Faso if offered, considering that they have been stalling on giving him a contract.
Keshi’s contract expired last July and he has since then worked on an interim basis managing the Super Eagles.
Although there have been reports that the NFF are working on securing him on a long term, nothing has come out of it yet.