The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has relieved the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi of his duties following the body’s Executive Committee meeting which held in Abuja on Saturday, July 4.
NFF sacks Stephen Keshi
According to a statement by the NFF, Keshi lacks “the required commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives", hence his contract was terminated.
The statement said, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as having reviewed the actions and inactions of Mr. Stephen Keshi, in the performance of his duties as Super Eagles’ Head Coach, which we found to lack the 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.”
Backlashing had trailed Keshi’s reputation for weeks, after a report surfaced that he had signaled interest to be the coach of Ivory Coast’s national team following a vacancy in that position.
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