CAN 2008: Vogts not yet sacked – Nigeria FA


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CAN 2008: Vogts not yet sacked – Nigeria FA

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has denied reports that Super Eagles’ coach Berti Vogts has been sacked over the team’s poor performance at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana. NFA board member Sule Ladan told journalists here Tuesday that though the association was ‘dissatisfied’ with the Eagles’ showing at the tournament, it was yet to review the performance and take appropriate decisions. Reading a three-point communique after a much-delayed press conference, Ladan also said the federal government provided enough funding for the team’s campaign in Ghana, where it lost 2-1 to the hosts in the quarter-final on Sunday. Angry Nigerian fans have called for the sack of the 61-year German coach, who was hired in March 2007 to take the team to the World Cup in 2010. The local and international media have been awash with reports of plans to sack Vogts, saying the NFA had received the go ahead from the Sports Minister as well as the Nigerian telecommunications company Globacom, which is responsible for the US$50,000 a month salary of the coach.

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