The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stated that it has recorded some level of “progress” as it met with representatives of Super Eagles chief coach Stephen Keshi on Wednesday over a new contract.
Keshi was offered a new contract by the NFF just over two weeks ago and was given until Thursday (March 12) to make his position known to the football governing body.
After a meeting between both parties on Wednesday, the NFF, through its technical committee chairman, Mr. Felix Anyansi Agwu says things are moving according to script.
“There were lots of prospect and progress in the meeting held with Keshi on Wednesday and I believe everything is in good faith and in few days’ time, we shall conclude though it is still ongoing,” Anyansi told reporters in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The NFF chief however refused to be drawn into making a definitive statement on whether a deal with Keshi will be concluded before the country’s next international against Bolivia on March 26.
“Your guess is as good as mine, let’s be very frank, it is still an ongoing stuff and we have made a lot of progress so let’s see how it goes.
“When a meeting is ongoing we don’t just go and print it. It is progressive and we have made a lot of progress, everybody is happy and you can see all of us came out smiling.
“I think I should just say this, I believe you guys should help us, you should help to report things the way it should be especially what you send out to the public.
“One thing Nigeria should understand is we are doing a very good job and very soon the issue of Super Eagles’ coach will be concluded,” he said.