Sunday, June 16, 2024

Keshi drags NFF to court

Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has dragged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to court for “wrongful dismissal and defamation.”

AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal that a Kaduna-based law firm has formally notified the NFF to that effect.

“Keshi’s lawyers have written the NFF threatening to sue for wrongful dismissal and defamation of character,” a source informed AfricanFootball.com.

“But the truth of the matter is that he does not have a leg to stand on as far as this matter is concerned. It’s all laughable and he’s just chasing shadows.”

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It was also understood that he was paid his outstanding monies before his sack.

Earlier media reports suggested he was to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the former coach of Togo and Mali himself later denied this.

Keshi was sacked on July 5 after the NFF announced that he was not working in line with the corporate objectives of the Federation.

The NFF disciplinary committee investigated various allegations against Keshi during which they gave him the right to defend himself before they recommended he be relieved of his post.

In April, the 53-year-old tactician signed a new two-year contract after his initial three-year deal with the NFF ran out at last year’s World Cup in Brazil.

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