Stephen Keshi.
After the World Cup in Brazil, there were rumours that Stephen Keshi had resigned, but that did not happen. Now, he gets a sack.

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has been sacked by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and replaced with a consortium of coaches led by Amodu Shaibu.

Highlights:

  • Stephen Keshi was sacked on Thursday despite winning his last AFCON 2015 qualifier match against Sudan
  • His backroom staff also lost their jobs
  • Keshi and some crew members get coaching training scholarship
  • All monies owed them to be paid in two weeks
  • The sack came after a meeting of the NFF executive committee
  • Amodu Shaibu will lead the Super Eagles to remaining AFCON qualifier matches
  • Plans on ground to hire a foreign coach

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Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has been fired by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

Keshi was fired in the early hours of Thursday after a meeting of the executive committee of the NFF.

Keshi had won Wednesday’s second leg AFCON 2015 qualifier match against the Sudanese side 3-1 to give Nigeria hope of qualifying for the championship in Morocco.

Keshi’s backroom staff, including assistant coaches – Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu – were also fired.

As contained in the statement issued after a meeting of the executive committee, a consortium of coaches would lead the Super Eagles for only the two concluding matches of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series (against Congo in Brazzaville and against South Africa in Uyo), after which an expatriate coach will be appointed.

The consortium, led by Amodu Shaibu, also has Salisu Yusuf, Gbenga Ogunbote and Aloysius Agu. The team also has a new Coordinator in former international Garba Lawal, while Toyin Ibitoye is the new Media Officer and Godfirst Chike, the new Equipment Manager. Team Secretary, Enebi Achor, is retained.

The NFF thanked Stephen Keshi and his assistants for their services to the country and promised to pay them all owed monies within the next fortnight.

In recognition of the coaches’ contributions to the Nigerian football development, the NFF also approved that the trio of Keshi, Amokachi and Shorounmu should proceed to any coaching course of their choice in any country of their choice to build their capacity.

 

NP/Prenium Times

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