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10 December 2023

Nigeria sack coach Amodu

By Reuters

Nigeria have sacked coach Shaibu Amodu following their third place finish at the African Nations Cup and have begun the search to replace him with the World Cup finals just four months away.

Amodu had been given official backing in Angola during the Nations Cup by the federation's board as the pressure began to mount, but a stormy meeting in Abuja that went late into the night on Friday sealed his fate.

It is the second time Amodu has been removed from his post heading into a World Cup finals tournament.

"The decision was taken during the board meeting," said Nigeria Football Federation media officer Idah Peterside.


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