*Conflict may be taken to FIFA
A fresh hue of crisis may be brewing in the Super Eagles as Nigerian FIFA licensed agent, Emmanuel Babatunde Omijeh, has declared that he does not accept the news making the rounds in the media that coach Samson Siasia has been sacked as true, as the coach has not received as at today any letter to indicate the NFF has sacked him.
Omijeh who was speaking to accordsports in Abuja yesterday argued that “even if the NFF is planning to dispense with the services of the coach, the contract made adequate provisions on how that can be done, and not through the media. For now, Siasia was only sacked in the media, there is no letter to that effect from the NFF.”
He said that, my client (Siasia) and his team have only heard and read so much noise in the media claiming that the coach was sacked for not meeting up with the target given to him to qualify the nation for the Nations Cup and get to the semi-final of the competition, but he stated that the FA has forgotten so soon that there are several aspects of the contract that they contravened.”
For example, Omijeh noted that the contract explicitly stated that in the event of termination of the contract, each party must be given a notice of thirty days which he argued was not the case here.
“As far as we are concerned, Samson Siasia is still technically the coach of the Super Eagles as he has not been notified of his sack through any letter and because he has not been notified officially by the NFF we want to believe that it is just the handiwork of the press.”
“We also appeal to the NFF to please correct the news making the rounds in the press of his sack as it does not speak well of the agreement Siasia had with them. If they want to sack him they know the processes to follow to accomplish that and not through the pages of the newspapers, television screens and radio.”
Emmanuel Omijeh maintained that should the NFF not correct the news that is going on in the media, they would not hesitate to take further action with regard to taking the case to FIFA with a view to critically assessing the terms of the contract.
Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun
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