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Stephen Keshi Sacked And Replaced

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Stephen Keshi has been relieved of his job as coach of the national team Super Eagles. This decision was taken on Wednesday night despite the 3-1 victory of the team against Sudan at the Abuja National Stadium.

Wednesday's victory moved Nigeria above Sudan on Four point with South Africa leading the group with eight points while Congo is second with seven points.

The Super Eagles were rock bottom of Group A in qualifying for next year's African Cup of Nations after winning just one point in three matches but the victory against Sudan in Abuja lifted them to third.

Stephen Keshi's three-year old deal ran out after the return from South America while he lost the support of players after much publicized rows with the likes of Emmanuel Emenike, Peter Odemwingie and Ikechukwu Uche. His record of just two victories in the last 12 matches has attracted gross criticism and dissatisfaction and led to many Nigerians around the country calling for him to quit.

Stephen Keshi was booed by fans into the dressing room last night.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) rose from its executive committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night with the resolution to ask Keshi and his assistants like Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorounmu to proceed on study leave, while Amodu Shuaibu was picked as replacement.

Amodu's re-appointment comes four years after he was sacked and stopped from leading the country to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This will be his fifth stint with the Eagles having first taken charge of the team in 1994.

The 56-year-old will be assisted by El Kanemi Warriors coach, Salisu Yusuf, and Gbenga Ogunbote of Sharks. They are to help the Nigerian team secure a win against Congo in Pointe Noire to stay in the reckoning for a place at the Africa Cup Of Nations in Morocco come January.

In a communique signed by Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, the NFF board praised Keshi and his crew for their glorious accomplishments to the team in the past three years.

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