Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi is grounded in Lagos.
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) gold winning coach has been holed up in the nation’s commercial centre since arriving from Cote d’Ívoire on Sunday.
Inadequate cash has been cited as the reason.
“We expected him in Benin this week after his trip from Abidjan, but he told me that he did not have enough cash to travel. He was therefore forced to stay back in Lagos. I think he is trying to source for funds before he can travel,” SportingLife gathered from a competent source.
Our source, however, refused to hinge Keshi’s recent plight on his salaries which have been unpaid for six months.
Though from Delta state, Benin is where Keshi’s family home is and where some of his in-laws reside. “Anytime, the team is on break, he travels to Benin to see his relations. And, of course, when he goes, like any other person, he should not go empty-handed,” the source said.
An exact day of Keshi’s departure from Lagos could however not be confirmed by our source. “That I cannot say for now,” he replied.
If, eventually, Keshi ends up travelling to Benin, it would be a flying visit as he is expected in Abuja next week to prepare for the August 14 international friendly against South Africa.