Abuja - The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation have admitted that their hands are tied where Stephen Keshi’s tenure as coach of the Eagles is concerned.
Nigerians are calling for the resignation of Keshi following his failure to qualify Nigeria for next year’s AFCON defence of the title he won in 2013.
But the Edo born coach still wants to remain as coach.
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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”, he further added.
Keshi himself has insisted he is still the best man for the job.