Keshi Sacked, Amodu Shuaibu Takes Over As Super Eagles Coach For Only Two Matches


Well, everyone saw it coming for Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi. The man Keshi no doubt have proved over the years that he is a world class coach, haven qualified Togo for the world cup and also haven won the most recent African cup of nations. Keshi obviously has a huge and solid CV as a football coach, not just here in Nigeria, but all over Africa and beyond.

However, for reasons one cannot quite get clearly, this time he could not deliver, or perhaps he actually wanted out of the Super Eagles job. A coach like him though will surely be hired soon, you never know, the man may soon be in the pay roll of another another African. So the big question is, did NFF do the right thing in sacking Keshi now? Could they not have waited till after the qualifiers? I am reminded something Abraham Lincoln said,” It is

“The Committee, unanimously, praised the excellent contributions of the technical crew of the Senior national team, Super Eagles, led by Mr. Stephen Keshi, to the glorious accomplishments of the team in the past three years, and hailed Keshi, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorounmu as true national heroes“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.”

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“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.”