Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF) says a decision on the future of coach Samson Siasia will be taken next week.
The NFF's technical committee discussed the coach's fate on Thursday and says it will forward its recommendations to the Executive Committee, which will meet next week.
Siasia is under huge pressure after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
BBC sources say the NFF is divided over whether he should stay or be sacked.
The technical committee meeting lasted several hours in the Nigerian capital Abuja but delegates refused to say what its recommendation would be.
"Its not our position to reveal our decision - it's for the [Executive] board to release whatever decision we have taken," NFF technical committee chairman Chris Green told the BBC.
He also made it clear that whatever the recommendation of the technical committee, the board could take its own decision.
"It depends on the board, it is only when the board has met - they will look at our decision and make their own," he said.
Asked about the reported splits within the NFF, Green said there had been a "unanimous decision" and no divisions - but when he was asked what that decision had been, he replied "I don't know".
Last weekend, Nigeria's 2-2 draw at home to Guinea resulted in the Super Eagles' failure to qualify for a Nations Cup finals for the first time since the 1986 edition in Egypt.