Ex-Super Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi, has sued the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and he is demanding a compensation of a billion Naira, for defamation of character.
Reports from Africanfootball.com, who had earlier reported the feud between Keshi and the NFF, last week, stated that a Kaduna-based law firm has sued the NFF on behalf of Keshi for wrongful dismissal and defamation and is demanding a billion Naira from the nation’s football ruling body, as compensation for defaming their client.
However, the NFF speaking through its Assistant Director, Media and Communications, Mr. Ademola Olajire, has denied receiving any letter from any law firm.
“We have not received any such letter,” the NFF Spokesman said.
Keshi was sacked as Super Eagles’ head coach by the NFF on July 5 after the NFF disciplinary committee investigated various allegations against him, primary of which was that he applied to coach the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.
This was four months after the 53-year-old coach 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.