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Defamation of Character: Keshi Demands 1 Billion Naira from NFF.



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, 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.