Coach Stephen Keshi has signed a fresh two-year contract with the NFF as Head Coach of Super Eagles.
"It's a fresh start. We need the support of our fans, media and every Nigerian to return the team to where we truly belong," Keshi told BBC Sport.
"As a coach and former player I was also hurt that we failed to qualify for the last Nations Cup.
''I remain confident that this time around we will see an improvement, change in attitude and positive results''- Stephen Keshi
"To succeed we all need to come together as one because Nigeria belongs to us, this is not Stephen Keshi's team but our national team."
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Meanwhile, NFF vice President Seyi Akinwunmi explained the reason behind the delay. ''The delay in Keshi’s return was occasioned by the elongated and unwarranted crises we had last year. The NFF have agreed to continually sponsor Keshi on refresher courses.''
First on Keshi's table will be the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup which begins in June.