Former Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshii, has reportedly left the team, following the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to improve on his first contract. His contract expired just after the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“If really NFF is serious, they are not going to propose the same condition that I had for two and half years, expecting me to take it for another four years. That means they don’t want me, indirectly they’re telling me they don’t want me, we can understand that,” Keshi said.
“I can’t wait that long, no, no, no. I’ve missed a lot of opportunities from other countries. “It’s not only South Africa , I had Gabon and co, I can’t wait anymore. I wish the team well. I am happy with the players but you know my career also needs to move.”
“I don’t have enemies. I still have the board in mind. The board and I, we talk. And of course, my secretary is one heck of a guy, he called me about two weeks ago and said coach we want you to do this for us, I said ah! I don’t have contract with Nigeria how can I do such a thing. We are at peace; we are at peace, no matter what. We took our time. Trying to see who and who has been playing pre-season friendly games. We came out with the 23-man list.”