The Nigerian Football Federation has announced the sacking of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
After an emergency meeting, the board decided that former coach Shuaibu Amodu should take temporary charge while a search starts for a foreign manager.
Keshi’s falling out with a number of key squad players and his dismal record of just 1 win in 11 matches were among the reasons that led to the call for his head.
In a statement, the NFF said Keshi and his coaching staff had led Nigeria to “glorious accomplishments” in the last three years and called the coach and his assistants “true national heroes”.
“However, in the interest of Nigeria football and the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, the (executive) committee decided to relieve them of their duties with immediate effect,” it added.
Unanimous approval was given for a consortium of coaches, led by Amodu, to lead Nigeria in their remaining qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa “after which an expatriate coach will be appointed”.