Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said that the football house is yet to finalise on a new Super Eagles contract, for Stephen Keshi to sign.
Sanusi said this on the heels of the approval given by the NFF board on March 26 for the contract to be renewed.
Nigerian Pilot Sports recalls that the NFF had in March handed Keshi a draft of the contract for him to peruse before the actual signing.
The contract signing was later put on hold after the NFF board demanded an apology from Keshi for calling NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick a “liar’’ after Pinnick claimed Keshi was not owed salary arrears.
Sanusi, however said that the contract was still been worked on by the legal department of the NFF after it was approved by the board for Keshi to sign.
According to him, “ the NFF has not jettisoned the signing of the contract as reported in some sections of the media but was waiting on the legal department to complete its job.
“The board has approved the contract and once it is ready we will fix a date for the signing by both parties but the legal department is still working on the contract,’’ Sanusi said.
He urged Nigerians to refrain from making speculations over the contract, noting that the football body was not arm-twisted by anybody to give Keshi the Super Eagles job.
Sanusi also assured that President Jonathan would host the Flying Eagles before May 29 handover date in spite losing the March 28 Presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.
The NFF scribe said the football house was working with National Sports Commission, NSC, on the arrangement, noting that the NSC was the bridge between it and the Presidency.
“Before now, the NSC said that the Presidency will host them; any time they are ready they will communicate to us. That has been the practice.’’

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