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Keshi denies Okpala’s claims


Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi has denounced an allegation by his former assistant, Sylvanus Okpala that officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) shared in monetary gifts handed out to the Super Eagles by the Cross Rivers State government.

In a recent interview on a national daily, Okpala claimed that as part of a move to restore peace between Keshi and the NFF, a portion of the money donated to the team was remitted to the football officials at the Glass House.

Keshi has however denounced the credibility of the report, in a statement released through the Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Ben Alaiya, describing it as a calculated attempt to cause disharmony between him and his employers.

“I want to assume that Sylvanus was misquoted but if not then there is no truth in such a claim, because the NFF has never asked or shared from any monies given to the team by supporters and well-meaning Nigerians and State governments,” the statement quotes Keshi to have said.

Keshi is already enduring a frosty relationship with the NFF who recently handed him a query over perceived acts of insubordination. (Kickoffnigeria)


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