Stephen Keshi was sacked from the Nigeria job on Thursday morning where he has held an interim coaching job since September despite his team’s 3-1 defeat of Sudan a few hours before.
In his place, Amodu Shaibu, a former national team trainer, has been
handed the job of leading the Super Eagles to their remaining 2015
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month before a foreign technical
adviser will be hired.
Keshi was told to go after the African champions could only muster
four points from four matches in the qualifiers thereby putting in
jeopardy the nation’s quest to defend the title won last year in South
The 52-year-old, who also took Nigeria to the second round of the
World Cup in Brazil, was kicked out alongside his assistants Daniel
Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu.
FORWARD WE MUST HEAD
The NFF has taken the best decision possible based on the prevalent
situation to ask Keshi and his assistants to go while giving room to
another set with different sense of approach to tinker the team for the
next two matches.
Nigerians won’t forgive the present board of the NFF if the Eagles
are unable to defend the trophy won last year at Morocco 2015 and all
efforts must be geared towards ensuring that Nigeria defeat Congo in
Brazzaville and also beat South Africa comfortably in Uyo next month to
ensure that a ticket to Morocco is assured.