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The trainer has been fired for his failure to earn the Super Eagles a place in next year's Africa Cup of Nations

The Nigeria Football Federation has fired national team coach Samson Siasia.

The coach failed to help the Super Eagles qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next January.

Siasia spent less than a year on the job where he seemed to have breathed new life into the team with some eye-catching attacking play, but failed when it mattered most as Guinea drew 2-2 with the Super Eagles in Abuja to snatch the group's Afcon ticket on the final matchday.

His time as head of the squad was also noted for a couple of high-profile fallouts with star players Peter Odemwingie, Vincent Enyeama and John Mikel Obi, as he tried to instil discipline in his team.

It is not yet known who will replace Siasia as coach of the team as speculation surrounds former captains Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh as well as rumours that the NFF will opt for a foreign coach from Europe.