“I have moved on. I can only wish the country well for the future. I love my country and I am aware of the dream our fans had of me taking this team to the next level.”
These were the words of the immediate past chief coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi who expressed his frustration over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF’s) delay in offering him a new contract.
The Big Boss has been in talks with the NFF for weeks now, over an extension to his deal which expired after the 2014. He said that he is not prepared to keep waiting.
“Talks over a new contract shouldn’t drag on. I can’t wait any more – the NFF is not serious.”
Keshi, who led the Super Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations trophy last year and the knock-out stages of this year’s World Cup, claimed he still had offers from other countries.
“I’ve had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away.”
The 53-year-old Keshi insisted that the current issues the NFF is dealing with should not be allowed to interfere with the national team’s preparations.
“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.” myad]