Nigeria fires Stephen Keshi as coach of national team
05 July 2015, 17:17
Lagos— Nigeria's football federation says it is firing national coach Stephen Keshi amid charges he applied for a job with the Ivory Coast team.
It would end a turbulent relationship with the former national team captain who guided Nigeria's Super Eagles to Africa Cup of Nations glory in 2013 in South Africa.
The Nigeria Football Federation's executive committee said late Saturday it found Keshi to "lack the required commitment."
Keshi last month told a disciplinary hearing that his name was submitted for the Ivory Coast coaching job by a European agent without consultation.
Keshi, 53, has threatened to resign in the past and was fired in 2014 and reinstated only after a presidential intervention. He had returned on a match-by-match deal and signed a new two-year contract just three months ago.
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