Nigeria sack coach after Nations Cup third place finish

Nigeria have sacked coach Shaibu Amodu following the team`s third place finish at the African Nations Cup finals, the country`s soccer federation have announced.

Updated: Feb 06, 2010, 14:20 PM IST

Lagos: Nigeria have sacked coach Shaibu Amodu following the team`s third place finish at the African Nations Cup finals, the country`s soccer federation have announced.

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

The decision was taken after a late night meeting of the board in Abuja. Dutchman Guus Hiddink is among those on a shortlist of preferred candidates to replace Amodu.

Bureau Report