Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that he has not been contacted by the country’s football federation, the NFF, on staying in his role.
Keshi stated that he had never shut down on remaining the Nigeria head coach job.
“No one has spoken to me about any contract or invited me to discussion. I am always ready to serve my country to the best of my ability. But we must do things properly,” Keshi responded to supersport.com when asked if he is in talks with the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] to remain as Super Eagles head coach.
The 52-year-old Nigerian coach, however, played down reports of him being in the frame to take charge of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
He also expressed excitement at being linked to the role of the South Africa head coach.
“They [the South Africa Football Association] have not named their coach. Or have they? I’m happy I’m being considered worthy to handle the team of such a big country but they’ve not named me or any other person as their coach, so I can’t start talking in that capacity,” said Keshi.
The future of Keshi as Nigeria’s head coach was expected to be among the discussion between the country’s sports minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo and the NFF on Tuesday in Abuja but the meeting did not hold.
Under Keshi as head coach, Nigeria won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and also reached the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the first time in 16 years.