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NFF denies receiving Keshi’s N1b suit

28 July 2015, 21:41

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation have denied reports they have been served notice of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi’s decision to drag them before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for ‘wrongful dismissal’ and ‘defamation of character’.

It had emerged last week that Keshi, who was sacked as Nigeria coach by the NFF three weeks ago, had dragged the Glass House before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seeking for a N1billion compensation for ‘wrongful dismissal’ and ‘defamation of character’.

But the NFF have come out to deny reports they have been served notice of Keshi’s lawsuit.

Also read: Keshi demands N1 billion

“We have not been served,” Okey Obi, head of the NFF legal department told Brila FM.

“We haven’t received any document from the courts so we are yet to be served and if there is any case, we have not been served,” Obi said.

The NFF had fired Keshi on July 5, citing clause 4.3 of his contract which says: “Notwithstanding the provisions set out above or any other provision in this contract, the federation shall retain the right to terminate this agreement at any time where it is of the opinion that the coach, as demonstrated by his performance does not possess the ability or competence to achieve the federation’s objectives as set out in this contract. In such case, the NFF shall summarily terminate this contract without prejudice to the settlement by the parties of any existing financial settlements between them.”

He has since been replaced by his former Nigeria teammate, Sunday Oliseh.

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