Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, says the federation has no intention of relieving Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, of his job despite the country’s failure to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup.
The 44-year-old NFF boss has also confirmed the new set-up of the technical department of the NFF, reports SL10.ng.
Pinnick, who confirmed that the new NFF technical department would be led by former Super Eagles coach, Amodu Shuaibu, said Keshi would work with other coaches to rebuild the senior national team.
“We have Shuaibu Amodu as the technical director, he was boss to Keshi. Keshi is the head coach, he has won everything and he is still going to work. ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha is the head of the technical study group and Felix Anyansi-Agwu, one of the most successful club administrators in the country today, is the head of the technical committee and with these people I don’t think you can go wrong,” Pinnick said.
Pinnick recently absolved the out-of-contract Keshi of any blames, rather criticizing the players for not having the right ‘attitude’ to qualify the country for the Nations Cup.
Pinnick also says the NFF wants to build a new look Super Eagles where ‘new players will come in’ and ‘make the other players sit up’.
“We are doing a lot in making sure we have a new look Super Eagles. Once the new players come in, those other players will now sit up,” Pinnick said. – Guardian.