NFF Fires Stephen Keshi, Appoints Amodu

6 years ago

In many ways we all say this one coming. Stephen Keshi, the coach of the super eagles has been sacked by the NFF with Amodu Shuaibu to take over from him for the final 2 games of the African Nations Cup qualifier.

This comes just after the super eagles won a qualifying game against Sudan, 3-1 in Abuja. Prior to that, Nigeria had struggled in the qualifying stages losing to Congo, and Sudan, and earning a draw in South Africa in their first 3 games. A total of 1 out of 9 points during that stretch.

According to a report by sports analyst, Colins Udoh

The decision was among others announced by the NFF Executive Committee after a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night ‘in the interest of Nigerian football and the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals’.

Keshi’s technical and backroom staff were also fired along with him. In their place, Salisu Yusuf, Gbenga Ogunbote and Alloy Agu will join Amodu for the final two games of the qualifying series.

Nigerians have been divided over the performance of the coach with some thinking he deserves to stay on, and others believing he’s tactically not on par with the world class coaches. But after winning the nations cup, and getting to the round of 16 in the World Cup, it’s hard to argue against his achievements.

What are your thoughts on this?

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