Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nigerian Football Federation Reliefs Stephen Keshi

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has relieved  Former super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi of his position after getting his first 3 points in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers last night.

This was contained in a communique released by the newly elected board in the early hours of Thursday.
Nigerian Football Federation Reliefs Stephen Keshi
Nigeria Former Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.
The communique also indicated that the federation is either going to replace Keshi with Amodu Shuaibu as the interim boss and later shop for a foreign coach for the national team in the long run.

In the meantime, a consortium of coaches will 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 coaching team includes 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 an employee of ChannelsTv is the new Media Officer and Godfirst Chike, the new Equipment Manager. Enebi Achor is retained as the team secretary.

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

The NFF, in recognition of the coaches’ on tribulations to the Nigerian game, 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.

he Nigeria senior national football team will travel next month to face Congo and host South Africa in Nigeria in the last phase of the qualifiers, and will need to win both matches to stand any chance of qualification for the 2015 AFCON

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