Stephen Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday summoned the Super Eagles coaching crew led by Stephen Keshi to an emergency meeting. This, it was gathered, followed the 1-1 draw with Burkina Faso in their first game of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Nigeria took the lead in the 23rd minute through Emmanuel Emenike?s strike, but in what has become customary, the Super Eagles conceded a last minute goal. It was a last minute goal conceded against Guinea in Abuja in October 2011 that denied Nigeria the qualification for the 2012 Africa Nations Cup. It also cost Coach Samson Siasia his job.

Before him, the Super Eagles in their 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Tunisia also conceded a last minute goal that set qualification back until the last match day.

Even in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Malawi last June in Blantyre, the Super Eagles again conceded a last minute goal. Pressure on Keshi could be increasing by the day, as the team prepares for its next game against the defending champions, Zambia.

The NFF seems not to be satisfied with Keshi?s approach to the game, and as a result summoned Keshi?s coaching crew to the emergency meeting.

“NFF top shots have summoned Keshi to an emergency meeting here in Nelspruit,?? a source revealed. The meeting lasted several hours and the NFF is not happy with the outcome of Monday?s game,?? the source added.

Nigeria will play Zambia on Friday in the next game of the Group in Nelspruit, and an outright victory is Keshi?s target.

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