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21.02.2008 Sports News

Berti Vogts Resigns

By Daily Guide
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Nigeria coach Berti Vogts has left his job in the wake of a hugely disappointing Nations Cup campaign.

“Too much happened during and after the African Cup. Most of all I don't have any faith in the president of the Nigerian federation anymore,” Vogts said.

“Working together is no longer possible.”
The 61-year-old Vogts, whose biggest triumph was leading Germany to the 1996 European Championship title, did not elaborate on his differences with Nigerian Football Association president Sanni Lulu.

“Working with the players was a lot of fun for me,” Vogts said.
“It gave me back my joy on football.”

The BBC understands that Vogts is demanding payment of his contract - which was due to run until the 2010 World Cup.
There has been no comment so far from the NFA.

His dealings with the local media were also tetchy - and his future was regularly called into question.

A host of former Nigerian stars have made it clear they are interested in the role.

Daniel Amokachi and Sunday Oliseh are amongst them, but the favourite to take over is the former Togo coach and Nigeria captain Stephen Keshi. BBC

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