A former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has said that sacked coach, Stephen Keshi, was a good coach but as the Nigeria Football Federation had made its decision, he had to leave.
The 53-year old former Super Eagles defender told PREMIUM TIMES he was not really surprised by Keshi’s Wednesday night sack.
“This is not the first time he’s been fired. One day, he’s going to leave the job; life goes on. There are other people looking for him and if he is still interested in coaching, he will get a new job for sure,” Chukwu said.
Speaking on the sack with regards to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, which Nigeria is still struggling to qualify for, Chukwu said, “Well, the people that employed (Keshi) felt they have had enough with them. They have seen that probably we can’t qualify or something; I don’t know their reason for sacking him. I’m still investigating but the job of a coach is hiring and firing so there are other openings for him.”
The NFF has since appointed another former Super Eagles coach and the NFF technical director, Shuaibu Amodu, to handle the team in the interim for the remaining two matches of the Afcon 2015 qualifiers.