The Nigeria Football Association on Friday failed to invite Stephen Keshi to sign a new contract as Super Eagles’ head coach after its board’s approval of a two-year extension.
The NFA Secretary-General, Mohammed Sanusi, had on Tuesday told journalists in Abuja that the contract would be signed on Friday.
However, at the NFA secretariat on Friday, there were no signs that there were plans for the ceremony to even take place.
An NFA board member, who asked for anonymity, said the deal would now take place any time next week.
Meanwhile, Keshi has commended the NFA leadership for agreeing to renew his contract by two years.
The coach said he was ready to put pen to paper to take the Super Eagles to the next level.
He dismissed reports in a section of the media that he suggested to the NFA to drop Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, for a former team Assistant Coach, Sylvanus Okpala.
“Who credited this to me?” Keshi asked. “Sylvanus and Amokachi were in the team together before. They have worked together before.”
Keshi’s initial contract with the NFA expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.