Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi unpaid for five months

The national team coach has not received his monthly emoluments since January 2013

As Stephen Keshi prepares to lead the home-based Super Eagles team against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday in Kaduna, reports on the BBC state that the coach has not received his salary since January.

The Nigeria Football Federation (Nff) Secretary General, Musa Amadu told the BBC: “Between the federation and the coaching crew, we don't have a problem.

"We've been working together with Stephen Keshi since November 2011 and he knows the peculiar financial situation of things with the federation.”

Keshi, as well as assistant coaches Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu are being owed though Amadu believes that this situation has not affected the coaches working relationship with the Nff.

"We try as much as possible to pay our obligations, likewise the coach, and we've had a very good working relationship.

Amadu also said the coaches have not complained though some people might want to make more of the unpaid salary situation.

"I know the coach will not bring to the fore any such matters. Perhaps there are people out there that want to capitalise on such matters to create problems between the federation and the coach.

"But I know that obligations to the coaching crew are always settled, and we do have the understanding of the coaching crew in this regard.

"We appreciate that understanding and right now the focus is not about what is being written in the media but it is on the CHAN qualifiers,” Amadu added.