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Breaking News NFF terminates Keshi’s contract

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated
the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach
of the Senior National Football Team, Super
A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on
Saturday said this decision was made, “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 inaction 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
The statement went further: “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.”
It added that the termination was “without
prejudice to the settlement of any existing and
due financial obligations between the NFF and Mr.
NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi,
speaking on behalf of the entire Executive
Committee of NFF, assured Nigerians that the
decision was not taken lightly or with any
prejudice, but in the ultimate interest of Nigeria
football. He thanked Mr. Keshi for his services to
the country and wished him the very best in his
future endeavours.
“In the interim, the Super Eagles’ team affairs will
be jointly managed by Assistant Coach, Salisu
Yusuf and the Technical Directorate of the NFF
headed by Coach Shuaibu Amodu, until the
Federation names in due course a new Head
Coach, who, along with the NFF will chart a new
direction for the Super Eagles to ensure credible
participation in international competitions and
assist in building a sustainable football culture for
the country,” said Akinwunmi.

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