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NFF Fires Stephen Keshi Despite Sudan Win



Stephen Keshi - July 2014 -

The Nigeria Football Federation has fired Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, despite the team’s 3-1 victory over Sudan yesterday.

Assistant coaches, Ike Shorunmu and Daniel Amokachi have also been fired, Premium Times reports.

An expatriate coach is to be appointed for the team after the conclusion of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches. In the meantime, a consortium of coaches will guide the team for the remaining two matches (against Congo in Brazzaville and against South Africa in Uyo).

According to reports, the consortium will be led by Amodu Shaibu, Salisu Yusuf, Gbenga Ogunbote and Aloysius Agu. 

The NFF is said to have thanked Keshi and his assistant coaches for services rendered to the country, and promised to pay them all money they are being owed within the next two weeks.


  1. Elvis

    October 16, 2014 at 8:35 am

    That’s good for him. I don’t like the way he selects players!

  2. nene

    October 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    maybe he wanted to get fired so he could take up other opportunities????

  3. Beeeee

    October 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Why do we need an expatriate coach? That is why people will continue to rubbish us in Nigeria. They will bring an expatriate coach and i’m sure they will be paying him on time. Something theu did not do for Keshi. They have the right to fire who they want to fire but why cant they look within the country for someone else. Whatever anyone thinks of Keshi, he led the country to Nations Cup Victory after how many years? He led us to the World Cup and though we didn’t get the expected result, but everyone said we wont make it past the group stages which we did. This is the same way they make Nigerian young girls cut their hair in secondary schools and allow the so called half-castes the keep their hair in the same schools. Until we learn to appreciate ourselves, people will continue to rubbish us.

    As they are looking for expatriate coach they have concluded that no one in Nigeria is good enough abi…it s a big shame o, big shame indeed. It would have been better if they said they are looking for a new coach, simple. But to say you are looking for an expatriate coach? SMDH.

  4. lloydmario

    October 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I don’t have issues with sacking keshi but d amodu a better coach than keshi?

  5. lloydmario

    October 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I don’t have issues with sacking keshi but is amodu better than keshi?

  6. Benson Ossai

    October 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    With Amodu in the interim,All remaining matches is lost.

  7. chuks daniel

    October 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Keshi should go to hail.. Mikel should go with him ooo we don’t need him again ….

  8. leo

    October 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    now I see NFF has no vision… They would have allowed this man and his crew finished up with the qualifiers and then if they are not satisfied @ the end they can go ahead and sack them… not now for crying out loud . they might kill the current 3-1 victory morale raised yesterday against sudan in a hurry by this action.
    Amodu is never the man for the super eagles…

    • Beeeee

      October 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      NO Vision whatsoever….I think that should sum it up. No VISION

  9. Halia

    October 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Definitely political…he seems to have foreseen this too. Anyway as long as there are positive outcomes, why not.

  10. Ijebu Boy

    October 17, 2014 at 3:32 am

    i almost want to say i called this one. i guess now Keshi can go talk to the SEVERAL COUNTRIES that have been BEGGING him to come. #soccermessiah lmao

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