Official : Stephen Keshi Sacked As Coach Of The Super Eagles

Published: October 16, 2014
Official : Stephen Keshi Sacked As Coach Of The Super EaglesStephen Keshi has been fired as coach of the national team after a poor run of form that saw the Super Eagles pick just two wins in their last 12 games.

The Nigeria Football Federation has officially announced in a press release that he will be replaced by Shuaibu Amodu who coached the Super Eagles at the 2002 and 2010 African Cup of Nations.

“However, in the interest of Nigeria football and the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, the Committee decided to relieve them of their duties with immediate effect.

“Committee also, unanimously, approved the appointment of a consortium of coaches to 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 is the new equipment manager. Team Secretary, Enebi Achor, is retained.”

The 52 - year - old Stephen Keshi was appointed coach of the national team in 2011, and led the Super Eagles to win the African Cup of Nations less than 16 months later in South Africa.

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