NFF issued query to Keshi on his insubordination.
The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, and his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, are again at loggerheads with the latter querying the coach.
The NFF is questioning Keshi’s alleged acts of insubordination.
The seemingly frosty relationship between Keshi and the NFF turned worse on Tuesday when supposedly the former snubbed a meeting with the technical arm of the federation to attend a media parley in Lagos. He reportedly did not receive permission to do so.
A query, signed by the Director Technical NFF, Emmanuel Ikpeme, was subsequently issued to Keshi on Wednesday. He was asked to respond before the close of work on Thursday.
Excerpts from the query letter, which surprisingly is trending on social media, read: “It is important we draw your attention to previous actions whereby you travel out of Nigeria without NFF’s express permission. Specifically, you travelled out before February 13, 2014 the day President Jonathan received the CHAN team, causing us huge embarrassment. Your request for leave approved by the NFF was from Feb 15-March 10, 2014 but you left before Feb 13 and returned March 26.”
Before the latest public show of disaffection, the NFF and Keshi had a running battle on why the Eagles Coach went to the press to declare he had a backlog of unpaid salaries. The arrears have since been cleared.
The Eagles boss had threatened to resign after the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. At the media parley in Lagos, he stated that he would only stay on after the World Cup in Brazil if the conditions were right.
Already, he is reported to be on the wish list of some countries, chief of which is South Africa.
It is yet to be seen how the latest impasse will pan out, particularly as it affects the World Cup preparations of the Super Eagles for the Mundial in Brazil.
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