The name Stephen Keshi has become a household name; to some, a revered name, while to others a name soon to be rejected.
52 year-old Keshi has been in wrangling with the NFF over his coaching position with the national team
A section of the football community believe he should continue with the Super Eagles, after he ‘transformed’ the team from nothing to something
Even though some are of the position that he is way past his prime with the team, his antecedents suggest that he is one who is able to turn things around, especially when not trusted with as much little confidence
Before Keshi came to Nigeria, he was head coach of Togo and Mali, before leaving the West African nations
His 4 years contract with Nigeria expired during the Brazil 2014 World Cup and since then it has been a tussle between members of the NFF and his management team
Having being assigned the responsibility of seeing the country through in its first two AFCON qualifiers, an attempt which seem to have failed, following the result from the two games, the Big Boss may have lost it
Nigeria first lost 2-3 to Congo on Saturday at the UJ Esuene Stadium, and managed a 0-0 draw with South Africa on Wednesday
After the results, many are calling for the non-renewal of his contract, believing that he is not the Joshua to lead the Nigerians into the Promised Land; it is thought that one with his level of experience and exposure should put away ego and pride, even if it meant persuading the Uche brothers back to the team, it is suggested that his supposed 'complacency' and 'disregard' actually pushed them away.
Experts, Analysts and football technocrats blame the coach for lack of foresight and technical ept in his choice of players and playing positions
There are strong speculations that he may not be retained, whilst displeasure about Nigeria’s games continue.
Reports on Thursday have it that Keshi himslef is not sure if he would continue as Super Eagles Gaffer
"We have finished them now, so we'll see what happens. If we (he and the Nigerian federation) come to an agreement, yes I'll stay. If no, I'll depart. Let's see how it turns out when I get home," Keshi told Reuters.
Nigeria's next games in the qualifying series are in a dual-tie against Sudan in October