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Stephen Keshi Reacts to His Sack By NFF

Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi who was sacked on Wednesday by the Executive Committee of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday has reacted to his sack.

Asked what he feels about his sack, Keshi replied saying it is time for him to move on.

“It is about time for me to move on, my dear. This is not the end of the world for me,” Keshi told Premium Times moments after he was dismissed as the coach of the Eagles.

It would be recalled that the former Togo and Mali coach was booed by football fan when he stepped into the national stadium in Abuja during Nigeria versus Sudan 2015 Nations Cup qualifier on Wednesday.

Keshi was asked to go after beating Sudan 3-1 on Wednesday in Abuja.

The win against Sudan came after Nigeria had lost two of its previous encounters and had a draw in the qualifying rounds, placing it in doubtful position of qualifying for the football show piece.

Keshi, who took the Super Eagles job four years ago, won the 2013 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in South Africa and led the team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 Confederations Cup, both held in Brazil.

However, the Nigerian senior team has been struggling to qualify for the 2015 AFCON having suffered two defeats against Congo and Sudan.

Keshi has been criticised for the calibre of players he has been inviting for national assignment especially those he selected for the 2014 World Cup.

Keshi assistants, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorounmu, are expected to proceed for a coaching course, fully funded by the NFF in any country of their choice.

 

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