Football federation Sacks Stephen Keshi, Appoints Shuaibu Amodu

In spite of Nigeria’s 3-1 victory over Sudan on Wednesday in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations match played in Abuja, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announce the immediate sack of coach Stephen Keshi.

The NFF disclosed this after an emergency meeting held on Thursday morning in Abuja.

Former Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has been appointed temporarily to handle the remaining two Super Eagles matches, while a foreign coach will be appointed soon.

    The NFF thanked Keshi and his assistants for their services to the country and promised to pay them all the monies owed them as soon as possible, while also offering him and his two sacked assistants – Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu – the opportunity to proceed on any coaching course of their choice in any country they choose at the expense of the body.

    In addition, former Super Eagles boss, Samson Siasia, has been appointed as the new handler of the national Under-23 team coach, the Flying Eagles.

    Siasia, according to the NFF communique signed by the chairman of the Communique Drafting Committee, Sulaiman Yahaya-Kwande, will be assisted by Fatai Amoo, while the Technical and Development department will recommend the other members of the crew.

    It will be recalled that Siasia guided the U-23 Eagles to a silver medal win in Beijing 2008 Olympics, where the team lost by a lone goal to star-studded Argentina.

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