Super Eagles Chief Coach Stephen Keshi has hit back at those calling for his sack, declaring that there are other countries waiting for his services if the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF gives him the boots this week.
His outburst came shortly after some NFF officials allegedly said Keshi would be sacked in about 24 hours from now, after Wednesday’s Nations Cup qualifying match against Sudan.
Keshi, who claimed that some individuals are sabotaging his efforts, said he will not blink an eye if the Nigeria Federation asks him to leave.
“If the NFF officials say Keshi leave tomorrow, hey, there’s no problem, I will go because about two or three countries are out there waiting for me”, Keshi enthused after leading the Eagles to their training in Abuja on Monday.
Continuing, the former Coach of Togo and Mali said: Nigeria is not the last place football is being played and it won’t be the last place I will coach”.
Keshi disclosed that Nigeria is at the bottom of Maroc 2015 AFCCON Group A of the qualifiers because some some individuals are working against the team’s progress.
“This is not the first time that I have coached Nigeria and I was sacked. Coach Amodu Shuaibu and I qualified Nigeria for the 2002 World Cup and we were sacked. It is not a new thing to me, it is part of what we coaches face but I believe I’m doing my best for the Eagles”, he said.
The Nigerian team currently sit in the fourth position in Group A with just a point after losing by a lone goal to Sudanese Falcons in Khartoum last Saturday.
Earlier, the Eagles lost their first game to Congo Brazaville in Calabar and played a draw away to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
Nigeria will battle Sudan in the reverse fixture on Wednesday, 15 October at the National Stadium, Federal Capital Terriitory, FCT in Abuja.