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“We Sacked Keshi Bcos Angry Nigerians Wanted To Kill Him” – NFF President

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“We Sacked Keshi Bcos Angry Nigerians Wanted To Kill Him” – NFF President

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Oct 17, 2014 – “We Fired Keshi Because Nigerian Fans Wanted To Kill Him” – NFF President

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has released another version to the story that led to the abrupt sack of Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi.

NFF’s President Amaju Pinnick said that Keshi was fired to safeguard him from the wrath of angry Nigerians, who were on the brink of lynching him during Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Sudan.

Pinnick and other NFF Executive Committee members watched with awe, as fans pelted Keshi with water bottles and stones as they demanded for the head of the 2013 AFCON winner at the Abuja National Stadium, venue of the match, which Nigeria won 3-1 to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Morocco.

Chants of “Keshi must go:, “sack Keshi” and “we don’t want Keshi again” rented the air as fans went overdrive in their bid to get their voices heard by the NFF, who swiftly swung into action in the wee hours of yesterday by axing the former Togo and Mali coach.

NFF said Keshi’s personal safety is considered more important than his position.

The have replaced him with Shaibu Amodu, the former coach of the team.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. KEVIN

    October 18, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    LIE LIE LIE

  2. Akuwax in Mongu, Zambia.

    October 18, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    Nigerians should learn to appreciate. Keshi has done a lot for you. You are 2013 champions of Africa, you reached the quarter finals in Brazil and almost beat Argentina all in the name of Steven Keshi. He has worked so you should have known how to treat him not threats and insults. SHAME, NO WONDER BOKO HARAM ALMOST FINISHED YOU COZ YOU DON’T APPRECIATE.

  3. Omotolani

    October 18, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Nah der own fu**in biz b dt,let c how amodu ll make nigerian proud

  4. Petrus Vieri

    October 23, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Keshi is gud but he didnt make use of d experienced players dat played previous african cup of Nation in dis qualification match, I think Amodu wil make suitable changes 2 Naija

  5. adeyinka

    October 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Righteousness exault a nation, lies is a reproach. All of these “bobo” is not for us, boss you took a wrong decision. I am not agitating for Keshi but the same mistake that was made in time of Siasia is about to be make. let Keshi finish what he had started then decision of retaining or sacking can ensue

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