Despite previous assurances that the Super Eagles would finally get a coach on April 17, Friday, this never happened.
On the very day of the purported contract signing the Nigeria Football Federation failed to invite Stephen Keshi, NAN reports.
Mohammed Sanusi, the NFA secretary-general, said on Tuesday that Nigerians should be patient, adding that Keshi would sign a new contract on Friday.
However, reports revealed that there were no indications of contract signing at the NFF secretariat yesterday.
A board member of the NFF, who pleaded for anonymity, said that the deal would be carried out next week.
Keshi had recently commended the NFF for its decision to renew his contract. The coach said he was ready to advance the team.
Regarding the rumour that he suggested that the NFF should drop Daniel Amokachi, the Super Eagles' assistant coach, for Sylvanus Okpala, Keshi said:
"Who credited this to me? Sylvanus and Amokachi were in the team together before. They have worked together before."
Keshi has been out of contract since the Eagles were knocked-out of the FIFA World Cup in 2014.