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Disengaged Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi’s reported move to Ethiopia may have hit the rocks as the Ethiopian Football Association has denied ever getting any application from him.
Top Ethiopian journalist Taddeshp Mandefro with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said yesterday that the Ethiopian Football Association had not received any application from Keshi.
Keshi was reported to have opened talks with the EFA to take over the country’s team.
“I spoke with the EFA president Juneidin Basha yesterday (Sunday) on the report of Keshi taking over and he said the EFA have not received any application from Keshi for the EFA job,” Mandefro explained.
“Mariano Barreto remains the coach of the Ethiopian national team. Even though he is not doing too well right now, the EFA have not mentioned anything about sack.”
Meanwhile, Coach Stephen Keshi has said he would rather take a break than take up a new coaching job immediately after he was shown the door by Nigeria.
The former Eagles coach declined comments on the reports linking him with the top coaching post in Ethiopia.
“Ethiopia is a great country that’s all. No more comments,” Keshi said.
A very close source to Stephen Keshi further said, “there is nothing with Ethiopia. Keshi just wants to rest right now. Let’s allow him rest for now.”