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Nigeria Sports Commission to investigate Keshi’s N1b suit against NFF

31 July 2015, 13:14

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 investigations known.

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 done with.

Also read: NFF denies receiving Keshi’s N1b suit

“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 stressed.

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