By Adeboye Amosu:
Former Super Eagles coach, Christain Chukwu, has backed the Nigeria Football Federation over their decision to relieve Stephen Keshi of his duties as handler of the senior nationa team.
The football house made the decision Saturday night after a meeting of the executive committee.
The federation said the former Mali and Togo coach lacked the required commitment to achieve the objective as set in his contract employment contract.
And Chukwu, who led the Super Eagles to a third place finish, at the 2004 African Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia told completesportsnigeria.com that the NFF had the right to sack the coach if they thought he was not the right man for the job.
“Honestly I think the NFF is right on this,” the former Nigeria international told completesportsnigeria.com.
“From day one, it was obvious the federation didn’t really want to work with Keshi and one could read it easily from their body language.
“Coaching job is all about hiring and firing and I hope Keshi will take it in good faith.”
The Super Eagles’ team affairs will be jointly managed by assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf, and the technical directorate of the NFF headed by Shaibu Amodu, pending the appointment of a new head coach.