How Board Members Caged Pinnick to Support Keshi’s Sack
In what could be described as a conspiracy against him, sacked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi lost his job because of hatred for him by some influential board members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The soccer ruling body parted ways with the sweat merchant barely two months after renewing his contract which was delayed for many months.
Various reasons were cited for the action which included lack of commitment to his duty.
However, Western Post Sport can report authoritatively that President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick was not in total support of the dismissal of the coach who led the Eagles to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa.
A source close to both the tactician and his former employers revealed that the NFF boss was not ready to agree with the decision of the Disciplinary Committee’s recommendation for sack of the former Anderlecht of Belgium libero, a move that was orchestrated by some board members.
The source revealed that the three board members, two from the north and one from the south south have never hidden their plot to ensure the coach was relieved of his job, having nursed such since the days of the immediate past board of the NFF headed by Alhaji Aminu Maigari.
Shedding more light on how they got their way through to ensure they carry out their plan, the three were said to have played a major role in convincing others to play along even though Pinnick was said to have declined, insisting that the coach be given a fair hearing on allegations leveled against him.
When was certain that the former Delta State Sport Commission boss would not dance to their tune, he was said to have been threaten with impeachment and having noticed that the odds were against Keshi and his (Pinnick) insistence to help him (Keshi) keep his job, the NFF boss had to back down to save his own head.
Some football followers had expressed reservations that that the announcement of Keshi’s sack was made by the Federations’ vice president, Barrister Seyi Akinwumi although some others would argue that it was the same vice president that took charge when the two parties signed a new deal.