Coach Stephen Keshi has lost the battle to stay on
as Nigeria’s national team coach as the Nigeria
Football Federation early Thursday morning
relieved 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
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’ on tributions
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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