Stephen Keshi will report the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the decision to sack him as the coach of the Super Eagles, sources in the know reveal.
The source revealed that Keshi will end up being paid for two years without doing any work for Nigeria.
“Keshi is well aware of the plot to remove him as coach of the team but he is not moved by that because he did not breach his contract,” the source said.
“If they had any valid proof of any breach of contract they would have sacked Keshi days after the report that he applied for the Ivory Coast was published. But they didn’t and resulted in sending people to him to resign his appointment as coach.”
The well connected source added that the NFF haven’t learnt from the lessons of Sylvanus Okpala who dragged them to CAS and won outrightly for his wrongful dismissal in 2013.
“They are still paying Okpalla and they want to do the same wasting the country’s resources doing that.”
“How can a board member collect $6,000 from tax payers money to investigate what has been proved not to be true?
“Keshi was approached by one of their cohorts on Friday that he should resign as coach but he refused because he did nothing wrong. Even the reported resume they say he sent was not his current one.
“If he wanted the Ivorian job he would have presented his current resume which entailed the 2013 AFCON triumph and the World Cup he led Nigeria to.” The source concluded.
Shuaibu Amodu was named as the interim coach of the national team the Super Eagles following the sacking of Stephen Keshi on Saturday night. He will be assisted by Keshi’s assistant Salisu Yusuf until a permanent replacement is found.