Sacked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has demanded a compensation of a billion Naira (more than $400 million) from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for defaming him.
Last week, it was reported that Keshi had dragged the NFF to court for “wrongful dismissal and defamation”. A top source told africanFootball.com: “Keshi’s lawyers have demanded for a billion Naira from the NFF as compensation for defaming their client”.
The letter from the Kaduna-based law firm was received by the NFF on Friday. Keshi was sacked by the NFF on July 5 after the NFF disciplinarycommittee investigated various allegations against him.
This was four months after the 53-year-old coach signed a new two-year contract after his initial three-year deal with the NFF ran out at last year’s World Cup in Brazil.