A household name in Nigerian football, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, threw his hat in the ring to become the head coach of Nigerian national team after the post was thrown open.
Keshi has been a part of the coaching staff for the Nigerian national team, most notably as head coach for the flying Eagles in 2001 and also an assistant to Shuaibu Amodu in 2002, where they won bronze at the African Nations cup held in Mali before being denied a chance to go to the world cup after the team and the coaching crew were disbanded by the Nigerian Football Federation.
Between 2004 and 2006 Keshi coached the Hawks of Togo, unexpectedly bringing them to their first World Cup tournament, Germany 2006 and again was denied the opportunity of leading them to the world cup, just like with Nigeria in 2002.
The big boss also had stint with eagles of Mali and was also a team mate to Augustine Eguaveon in the early 90s.
Keshi will do well with the team if appointed due to his experience, but many will fear for the return of the Mafia theory in the team as was the news during his playing days, where players dictates who gets picked for the team and also a little confrontation should be expected with the country's football administrators.