The Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has been relieved of his duties and his contract terminated by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Keshi had received a lot of backlash in the last few weeks after a report surfaced that he had shown interest to be the coach of Ivory Coast’s national team after a vacancy for that position was advertized.
The statement released by the NFF however claims that Keshi lacks “the required commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives,” hence the need to terminate his contract.
The statement reads:
“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 inactions 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 contract.”
“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.”