Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation will appoint a new
substantive coach of the Super Eagles to replace Stephen Keshi 'within the next
one week or two', General Secretary, Sanusi Mohamed has revealed.
The NFF announced on Saturday that it had terminated its
contract with Stephen Keshi, with National Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu
taking over, albeit in an interim capacity until a substantive coach is
And Sanusi says a new coach will be named within the next
one or two weeks.
"Within the next one week or two, we should name a new
coach," Sanusi said.
"We have a very important qualifier in September and we
don't want to waste too much time before we announce a substantive coach to
take over," Sanusi stressed.
Also read: Keshi Sacked!
In a statement confirming Keshi's sack late on Saturday, the
Glass House cited a 'lack of the required commitment to achieve the
Federation’s objectives as set out in the Coach’s employment contract' as
reason for the 53-year old’s dismissal.
Speaking further, Sanusi however declined to reveal the
identities of the coaches under their consideration as Keshi's replacement.
"I cannot tell you that now until the process is
concluded, then we shall make it public, who our next coach will be.
"Nigerians should just be patient with us, we will name
a coach soon," he added.
The Super Eagles visit Dar-es-Salaam in September for their
second 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, and Amodu Shuaibu
will be in charge if the NFF fail to name a new coach before then.
-Soccer Laduma For
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