Sunday 5 July 2015

Football: Keshi Gets Fired

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has terminated the appointment of Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi.

A statement released by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday evening states that the decision to terminate the Big Boss appointment was due to Keshi “lack of required commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives as set out in the Coach’s employment contract. “To this end and pursuant to the provisions of Clause 4.3 of the Employment Contract between Mr. Stephen Keshi and the NFF (The Contract) and the various clauses therein, the Nigeria Football Federation has decided to exercise its option to summarily terminate the employment contract of Mr. Stephen Keshi with the Federation with immediate effect”. The statement also added that the termination was “without prejudice to the settlement of any existing and due financial obligations between the NFF and Mr. Keshi”.

Speaking on behalf of the entire Executive Committee of the NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi the NFF 1st Vice President assured Nigerians that the decision to sack Keshi wasn't an easy one but it was also in the ultimate interest of Nigeria football as he also thanked Mr. Keshi for the services he has provided so far.

Although Keshi job as the Super Eagles Handler came into questioning after the win against Chad where he kept a non league player on the bench and his name also popped up as one of those applying for the Cote D’lvoire national team job.

Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf and Technical Directorate of the NFF Amodu Shuaibu would be in charge of the Eagles till the federation name a new Head coach.

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