August 22, 2014 – New Contract: Nigerian Coach Keshi Threatens To Leave Super Eagles Says NFF Is Not Serious
All is not well with Nigerian Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi and NFF board members.
The popular Coach said he is moving on after losing his cool on his contract renewal talk that hasn’t come to a successful end.
In a recent interview on BBC Sports, Keshi said his contract expired on June 30, 2014 and that his new contract hasn’t been finalized.
Read what he told BBC:
“Talks over a new contract shouldn’t drag on. I can’t wait any more – the NFF is not serious. I have moved on. I can only wish the country well for the future.”
“There’s a game in two weeks [Nations Cup qualifier against Congo] but no-one is thinking about it and at the same time they expect you to win. I understand the ongoing crisis facing the federation but the national team should not suffer from such at this crucial stage. Sadly, I also think attention is focused more on the upcoming NFF elections and the national team is simply not a priority.”
“I’ve had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away. I love my country and I am aware of the dream our fans had of me taking this team to the next level. While acknowledging the efforts of some people involved in the negotiation, I think others probably have other important things to do.”