Stephen Keshi has seemingly walked away from talks to return to coaching Nigeria's Super Eagles National Football team.

Stephen Keshi Despite the fact that he had been negotiating with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) since July, nothing has been finalized and Keshi told BBC Sport that he can no longer afford to wait.

"Talks over a new contract shouldn't drag on," Keshi told BBC Sport. "I can't wait any more - the NFF is not serious."

The former coach, who led the team to the round of 16 at this year's FIFA World Cup, also claims several other African countries approached him with coaching opportunities. “I've had about seven countries approach me in the last two months but I kept them all away,” he said.

Keshi's says the NFF's recent string of problems is taking vital focus from the success of the team. "I understand the ongoing crisis facing the federation but the national team should not suffer from such at this crucial stage," he said. "Sadly, I also think attention is focused more on the upcoming NFF elections and the national team is simply not a priority."

Outside this, Keshi credits the fans and acknowledges their support of his efforts as coach. "I love my country and I am aware of the dream our fans had of me taking this team to the next level," Keshi states.

"I have moved on. I can only wish the country well for the future," he concluded.

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