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Keshi’s Lawsuit Not A Distraction – Pinnick

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Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the country’s football body is focused on it’s set out goals.

The NFF boss while speaking during a recent interview stated that the lawsuit filed by former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi against the federation cannot distract their laid out plans.

“It is not a distraction, it is just one of those things, we have sent it to our legal committee and we have seen it accordingly and we don’t want to be drawn back and we are looking to stay focused. I am a sports administrator and I lead Nigerian football if your are running 100mtrs and once they say, on your mark, set go, you don’t tend to look back because, if you look back you will slow your race or you will fall and not get to your destination, rather we want to make Nigerians happy,” he said.

The former Delta FA boss also denied the rumours that the salaries of new coach, Sunday Oliseh and his assistants will be footed by a foreign company.

“We said, we had a meeting in London and the company wants to see Oliseh, it is a Nigerian Company and soon Nigerians will see them, it is a Nigerian Company that has a branch in London and they are talking about the terms of payment and if they agree and by next (this) week they will see what we are going to do,  but it is not a foreign company, whats their interest,  so it is a Nigerian company based in London,” he stated.

Some of the other issues discussed by the NFF President in the interview included: the country’s dwindling fortunes as regards FIFA ranking, friendly matches, clubs inability to pay salaries, and the women’s league.

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