By Tony Ezimakor, Abuja

Again for the umpteenth time on Friday, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) put off the planned contract signing of Coach Stephen Keshi, contrary to assurances by NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.
No official explanation was given by the federation but a top staff contacted on the matter simply volunteered the federation was not ready.
Another top board member who did not want to be quoted explained that there were some issues that needed to trashed and which necessitated the shift.
He could not confirm a new date but stated that the signing may hold next week.
However, a source hinted at possible reason for suspension of the event, noting that Keshi’s contract papers were supposed to be vetted and approved by the National Sports Commission but which has not been done.
Such statutory role of the commission, Saturday Independent learnt cannot be carried out in a hurry, suggesting that next week may notyet be feasible.
Other reasons adduced include the fact the NFF President Amaju Pinnick is away in London.

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