The big boss has revealed that his main focus is to secure a place in 2015 Afcon rather than his fate as the Super Eagles handler.
Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has stated that his priority is to see the country qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations rather than worry about his job as Super Eagles coach.
Keshi was surprisingly replaced by Shaibu Amodu after Nigeria defeated Sudan 3-1 in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Oct. 16 before getting the nod by the Nigeria Football Federation to continue in charge of the African Champions.
According to the former Mali and Togo head coach, there is life after managing the Super Eagles should he not be handed a contract at the end of the 2015 Afcon qualifying series.
"I don't think it is proper to say my fate is tied to this job. My concern right now is the game against Congo, and not whether I will still be in charge of this team after the match against Congo or South Africa,” Keshi told journalists on Wednesday.
"I think you all need to stop this because my destiny is not tied to Nigeria. I came from somewhere.
"It is wrong to say my destiny is tied here because this country is bigger than any individual. If I am not the Super Eagles head coach today, my life will still go on. Also there are other places where I can go if I stopped being the coach of this country,” he continued.
"But right now, I have a job to do and that is to ensure that the team qualifies the country for the Nations Cup. God forbid if we don't qualify what will happen? It will not only affect Stephen Keshi, it will also affect you and every other Nigerian who love this sport
"So I think this is not about Stephen Keshi but about Nigeria. All I want from my countrymen is to pray for the team and not me because I am just one man," he concluded.