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Published On: Sun, Aug 24th, 2014

Keshi blasts NFF over failed contract

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Keshi_02Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi over the weekend said he has moved on since the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation appears not serious to conclude negotiation on the extension of his contract.

His contract expired on 30 June, shortly after he led Nigeria to the last 16 at the World Cup, and he had been negotiating a new deal.

 “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.”

“I’ve had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away.”

Talks had been ongoing since July but a series of delays caused by problems within the federation, including the sacking and the FIFA-ordered reinstatement of the governing body’s president Aminu Maigari.

“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,” Keshi continued.

“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.”

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