Stephen Keshi National Sports Commission summons NFF over former Eagles' coach

The National Sports Commission has summoned Stephen Keshi and The Nigerian Football Federation to find an amicable solution to the current crisis

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Keshi is yet to react to the NFF's decision to let him go. play

Keshi is yet to react to the NFF's decision to let him go.

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Following the sack of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, the National Sports Commission (NSC) has summoned the aggrieved parties, including the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), to find an amicable solution, Vanguard reports.

Reports last week about Keshi dragging the NFF to Court claiming N1billion naira may have made the NSC step in to ensure the matter can be settled out of court.

Vanguard learnt that the NSC had demanded from the NFF details of their agreement with Keshi who has also complained to them officially over what he described as defamation of character and wrongful termination of his contract.

NSC Director, General Alhassan Yakmut told journalists on Tuesday that the Sports Commission would not allow the matter to go to the open court, adding that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism should be used to resolve the matter.

He said:

“I have asked the football federation if they have seen the letter from Keshi, and they said they were aware of it. So it is left for the architects of that contract and Keshi to ensure that no provisions of that contract  is violated”.

Yakmut made it clear that the immediate concern of the commission is to ensure that sports stakeholders seek amicable resolution of any crisis before thinking of seeking redress outside the “family channel”.

The DG insists that the issues at stake involve sports stakeholders whom he described as members of the same family, adding that he will not sit and watch a family matter go to the open court over issues that should be resolved in house.

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