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Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

NFF gets minister’s permission to decide Keshi’s fate

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By Albert Akota

The Sports Minister/Chair, National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tammy Danagogo has described as untrue the purported resignation of Super Eagles Chief Coach, Stephen Keshi as widely reported in the media shortly after the team lost 0-2 to France at the on-going World Cup in Brazil.

In a statement signed by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Patrick Omorodion in Abuja, the minister said, “it is not true that Keshi has resigned. He told me that he never said so, that his contract only expired. I expect the NFF to the needful.”

According to the minister, Keshi should be treated with some respect by the football administrators who should first discuss the matter of his contract with him before making it a press issue.

Meanwhile, Keshi has also refuted the story, stressing that he only told the players that the match against France may be his last with them as his contract had expired with the World Cup.


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