WE'LL MEET AT CAS, AMODU TELLS NFF
Former Super Eagles coach Shaibu Amodu on Thursday dared the Nigeria Football Federation to discipline him for allegedly going AWOL.
Reacting to reports that the NFF was planning to sanction him for not reporting for duty after the expiration of his leave, the former BCC Lions coach dismissed it as 'a huge joke.'
Amodu was redeployed to the home-based Eagles following the third-place performance of the country at the Nations Cup in Angola in January.
He reported the NFF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, claiming unfair treatment by the football body after helping the country to qualify for the South Africa 2010 World Cup finals.
'For what? We are supposed to meet at CAS. I am ready for them. The NFF should get their representative set and we will meet there to iron out our differences over there,' the former Orlando Pirates of South Africa manager told our correspondent on the telephone.
'I have been quiet for sometime because I don't want to speak unnecessarily on this issue. I have all it takes to challenge them and I am ready.
'All I have been reading in the papers won't stop me from my decision to take them on.'
According to the NFF President Sani Lulu, the football house is not happy with the behaviour of the coach.
'He was due to have resumed work at the expiration of his leave, but he has not reported,' KickoffNigeria.com quoted Lulu, as saying on Thursday.
'It is an administrative issue, and there are clear procedures to be followed. The secretariat is handling it and I believe they know the right thing to do.'
NFF Media Officer Ademola Olajire added that Amodu was expected to resume duties just before the ongoing WAFU Cup in Ogun State.
'He was expected to resume and report to James Peters, and most likely would have been directed to oversee the competition from the stands and provide a full technical report to the Technical Department.'