Out of contract Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has replied to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over talks of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles.
Keshi’s reinstatement on the orders of Nigeria president failed to spark the team after a poor start to the qualifiers as they miss out on next year’s AFCON which re-ignited talks of a foreign coach.
In an interview on Radio, Keshi hits back at suggestions the NFF might opt for a foreign coach following his failure to qualify for the AFCON 2015, saying they might as well get foreign players to play for the team. ‘’If they want to hire a foreign coach for the Eagles, they should also hire foreign players to play for them’’, he hit back.
Despite his failure to qualify Nigeria for next year’s AFCON defence of the title he won in 2013, Keshi still wants to remain as coach.
He is yet to be offered a new deal and the NFF have been silent on his future, a situation which a board member of the NFF said was out of their control.
“The last time we did what we thought was best, we were forced to revert the changes by people in high places. This time around we are helpless,” the source lamented.
“We are scared of announcing we won’t renew his deal due to what happened last time and unless he resigns or walks away we can’t help out.”