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NFF to continue Keshi investigation despite missing out on Cote D’ Ivoire job

03 July 2015, 10:38

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation's Disciplinary Committee will continue its investigations of Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi even though he has been dropped by the Ivorian Football Federation as one of their candidates to coach the Elephants of Cote D' Ivoire.

The 53-year old Keshi was listed by the Ivorian Football Federation as one of 59 'applicants' for the vacant Cote d ‘ Ivoire coaching job, which prompted an investigation from their Nigerian counterparts, even though Keshi himself denied ever applying for the job.

The Ivorian Football Federation has since pruned the list down to three, with Keshi's name missing, but chairman of the NFF Disciplinary Committee, Christopher Green says they will continue their investigations on whether Keshi did apply for the Cote d ‘ Ivoire job.

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"We will continue our investigations," Green said, "We're not investigating why he didn't make the final cut for the Ivoirians, but we're investigating whether he really did apply for the job.

"So their decision not to name him in their final list doesn't affect our investigations, so we shall continue to investigate the matter," Green added.

 It will be recalled that Keshi had been summoned to appear before the committee last week, where he reiterated his claim of never applying for the Cote d ‘Ivoire job.

It remains to be seen what the NFF will do at the end of the investigation, but Vice Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Iyke Igbokwe however said they would recommend Keshi's sack if he's found 'guilty'.

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