The NFF said it is having financial challenges.
In what appears a cost cutting measure in Nigerian football management, the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday slashed the salary of the Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, by 50 per cent; and also sacked some staff.
Keshi is now to receive N2.5 million ($16,000), instead of the initial N5 million.
The NFF took the decision following its Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday. Sources at the Federation said the reduction was possible because Keshi has no signed agreement with the federation.
The federation also sacked several assistants and backroom staff of the Super Eagles.
Some of those affected include Sylvanus Okpala (Assistant Coach), Anderson Elderson (video analyst), Robinson Okosun (Team Psychologist), Emmanuel Attah (Team Coordinator), Gideon Akinsola (Team Security Officer), and Ben Alaya (Media Officer), who is to be replaced by Demola Olajire.
The Federation also reduced the backroom staff of the other national teams, the Flying Eagles and the Golden Eaglets to seven from 17.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Media Committee of the NFF, Emeka Inyama, the federation said it took the decisions because of financial constraints and so as to meet the standards of the world football governing body, FIFA, regarding backroom staff.
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