After being away from the country for a few weeks, the out-of-contract coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi returned on Monday night.
His return re-ignited the lingering debate over his relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation and his refusal to move on from the Eagles job.
Keshi’s contract with NFF ran out with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and since then he has remained attached to the national team without a contract despite calls for him to quit after he failed to lead the Eagles to qualify for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
Though it has been rumoured that the NFF had considered preparing a new contract for Keshi, it is not clear if he would sign a new contract with his return to the country.
The NFF had kicked Keshi out during the AFCON qualifiers, after a dismal performance by the Eagles, and appointed Amodu Shaibu as interim coach.
It is believed that the delay in appointing a coach for the Eagles may not be unconnected with the government interference.
Meanwhile, the 2017 AFCON qualifiers and the 2018 African Championship qualifiers will start in June. But it is not clear who will coach the national team during those qualifiers.