NFF technical committee chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has slammed Stephen Keshi after the coach expressed dissatisfaction with the new contract proposed to him.
Keshi has described a new two-year contract tabled for his consideration as “a slave contract”.
But Anyansi has taken exception to Keshi’s latest comments, insisting the coach is not bigger than Nigeria and he should walk away from the deal if he was not happy with it rather than resort to the pages of the newspapers to negotiate.
“For Keshi to work with the NFF he needs to bring himself down and strive to get good advisors because the current ones he has are not doing him any good at all,” Anyansi told the daily sports newspaper Sporting Life.
“If you are not satisfied with something is it not best for you to approach those that gave you the stipulation and work at negotiating your way out?
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“Keshi never did that. He went to the pages of the newspapers to express his dissatisfaction with the contract offer. Is that the medium through which he got the job offer? He is thinking that he is bigger than Nigeria or the NFF. That is a lie and for him to work with us he needs to put himself under our control.
“We are not saying that he should not seek for negotiation, but the way he is going about it shows that he only has bad advisors around him.
He also added, “If he is not satisfied with what we have stipulated in the new contract offer why can’t he take the bold step of declining it and keep quiet. Is he the only person in the country that will be embarrassing everyone via the media?”