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NFF to name Keshi’s replacement next week

06 July 2015, 12:18

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 announced.

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.

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