Lagos - The last may not have been heard of Stephen Keshi’s
N1billion lawsuit against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the National
Sports Commission (NSC) has said it will investigate the matter and make their
Keshi, former Super Eagles coach who was sacked earlier in
the month, is suing the NFF for N1billion for ‘wrongful dismissal’ and
‘defamation of character’, a development which hasn’t gone unnoticed by the
sports supervising body in Nigeria, the NSC.
And speaking on the development, Director of sports at the NSC,
Ademola Are says necessary actions will be taken when their investigation is
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“When we investigate the issue I am sure necessary action
will be taken,” Are told Brila FM.
“We cannot really say anything categorically now until we
have the relevant documents and find out what transpired between the two
parties,” Are stated further.
The National Sports Commission Director also added that they
have already been told by the NFF that they are not in breach of their contract
with Keshi, as Keshi’s camp feels.
“When it (Keshi’s sack) happened, Chris Green (NFF’s legal
and disciplinary committee chairman) said they were not in breach of any
contractual agreement with Keshi and they have looked through their papers and
everything, so I am sure the National Sports Commission will make appropriate
pronouncements after taking a look into what actually transpired,” Are
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