Posted by News Express | 23 June 2015 | 2,538 times
Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles’ Head Coach, will today appear before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee to explain the circumstances surrounding his inclusion in a job shortlist in Cote d’ Ivoire.
NFF had summoned Keshi to appear before its disciplinary committee on June 23 after the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) announced on Friday that it received 59 applications, including that of Keshi, in the move to get a replacement for Herve Renard, the Head Coach of the Ivorien senior national team.
Keshi, who signed a fresh two-year deal with the NFF in April to handle the Eagles, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja that he knew nothing about the application.
“I did not apply for anything. I don’t know how it managed to get there. I will appear before the committee to explain and there is no way it will deter me from serving my country or doing my job,” he said.
The coach said it was normal for anybody to appear before such a committee to clarify issues of such magnitude.
NAN reports that Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and teammate Ogenyi Onazi are also expected to appear before the committee.
Enyeama will appear to defend a statement credited to him concerning the safety and security of players following NFF’s choice of Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna for their match against Chad.
His summon followed his inability to reply within 48 hours a query from the NFF regarding his comment.
Similarly, Onazi, the recipient of a red card in the June 13 AFCON qualifier, was mandated to produce a written apology to the NFF after paying a 5,000 dollars fine.
The apology letter is also expected during the committee’s sitting.
•Photo shows Keshi.
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