Keshi denies new coaching contract with NFF

KeshiStephen Keshi has denied agreeing a fresh contract to return as the Super Eagles coach.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach stated this through his lawyer and brother, Emmanuel Ado, who signed a press release titled “No contract agreement between Stephen Keshi and the NFF” on Wednesday

Ado claimed: “On behalf of my brother and client, Mr Stephen Keshi I want to categorically state that no agreement has been reached between my client and the Nigeria Football Federation.

“Statements credited to Mr. Emeka Inyama that arrangements have been finalized for him to sign a new contract are misleading.

“We have the draft contract from the Federation and we expect to enter into negotiations today, 13th August, 2014. I want to state that contracts are not take it or leave it. It is not master servant-servant relationship.

“While Mr. Keshi appreciates the confidence reposed in him by the Federation to continue as the head coach of the Super Eagles, I want to stress that he will not be intimidated or blackmailed into accepting the contract as proposed by the Federation.

“The Federation has always been aware of the September 6th qualifying match. This is no excuse to rush our client into signing a contract that he has serious objections about certain parts.

“Statements portraying our client as unreasonable must be avoided.

We hope both sides will be able to reach common grounds on the issues that our client has reservation about.

“Once more nothing has been agreed.”