Super Eagles technical crew led by Stephen Keshi, are walking a tight rope except fate decides to smile on them and blow the wind of uncertainty around them away as feelers we are getting indicate that the Nigeria Football Federation seems to have lost patience with the coach leading to a crisis meeting held in Nelspruit on Saturday.
The Eagles have drawn two matches in Group C against Burkina Faso and Zambia thereby putting their chances of qualification to the next round of the competition in Jeopardy. Only an outright victory against Ethiopia on Tuesday will ensure the Eagles’ rekindle some hope of qualification.
A reliable source present at the meeting said Keshi could be on his way out despite NFF’s earlier promise to retain him no matter his achievement in South Africa. The source, who pleaded anonymity, said it would be an embarrassment if the Eagles failed to reach the next stage.
“They got all the financial assistance needed and all the support from the FA, so what is the problem?” said the source.
“The team is not playing well and that is why the late goals are painful. We have been hanging on dangerously and that must not continue. The Eagles must show commitment and play beyond the average level. But if it continues this way, we may seek an alternative to solve the technical issue,” he added.