Coach Stephen Keshi has lost the battle to stay on as Nigeria’s
national team coach as the Nigeria Football Federation early
Thursday morning relived him of the job despite the 3-1 win
over Sudan on Wednesday.
Keshi’s backroom staffs, including assistant coaches; Daniel
Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu, were also shown the exit door.
As contained in the communiqué issued after a meeting of the
executive committee of the NFF, 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 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 Keshi and his assistants for thier services to
the country and promised to pay them all owed monies within
the next fortnight.
The NFF,in recognition of the coaches’ ontributions 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.
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