Stephen Keshi has query to answer, says Emeka Inyama

Trouble is brewing in the senior national team as the coach has been recalled for failing to attend a technical committee meeting while some backroom staff have been sacked

Nigeria Football Federation board member Emeka Inyama has said that Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has a query to answer when he returns on Monday from California after the trainer left the country without attending the meeting of the technical committee. exclusively gathered that the coach has been ordered back to the country.

"Keshi has been recalled and he must be in Abuja on Monday if he still cares about his job,” Inyama said.

 The Nigeria National League chairman cried foul about the way Keshi abandoned the Technical and Development Committee for holidays in the USA.

"Keshi was formally invited to the Technical and Development Committee meeting [on Tuesday] to discuss, among other issues, the list of players he released for the matches ahead, his back room staff and misunderstanding between him and some of his players.

"But Keshi did not show up and [the NFF] doesn't know why he did not show up. The fact remains that Keshi applied for a leave to see his family and it has not been approved or confirmed and he travelled. The NFF wants him to be part of all the discussions affecting his team with the committee before he would be allowed to proceed to the US for his holiday, but he chose to leave without permission.

"But he had the time to collect his cars from Globacom on Monday and jet out to the US just less than 24 hours before the Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday. We shouldn't condone what is bad. It will only take 120 dollars to change his ticket from going on that Monday and to go the next day. That is what we are saying. The meeting has a lot to do about his team, Fifa Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup qualifiers," Inyama said.

On pruning of the Super Eagles' backroom staff, Inyama told that as a result of the lean purse of the NFF, the Federation has relieved nine personnel of their posts while eight officials were spared.

Among the Eagles personnel sacked are: the two assistant coaches Sylvanus Okpala &Valerie Houandinuou, team coordinator, camp commandant, the media officer of the team and the psychologist.

Inyama also confirmed the pruning down of Eagles match bonus as a result of the financial crisis facing the Federation.