“I spoke with Shola Ameobi last night (Tuesday) and he said his coach did not speak with him even before going to the press,” Keshi told MTNFootball.com Wednesday.
“But apparently, there is a clause he signed in his contract two years ago that he would not dump the team for the Nations Cup. And that is what his coach is holding on to right now.
“But Shola has said he would speak with the coach after their game today (Wednesday) against Manchester United and get back to me.
“I must confess that with this latest revelation from Shola we are in a tight corner moreso that the club is uncertain of the future of Demba Ba.”
Shola Ameobi whose parents hail from Kogi state, changed his international allegiance to his native country after he represented England at age-group levels and finally got the chance in November to make an imppressive debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Venezuela in Miami.