By Ben Efe
Nigeria Football Association and its estranged coach, Shaibu Amodu, are to negotiate a cease-fire in the wake of the ensuring feud, after Amodu was relieved of his position as chief coach of the national team.
The negotiation will be carried out by the legal team of both parties. This notwithstanding, Amodu made good his threat to drag the NFA to court, when his lawyer commenced legal proceedings at an Abuja court yesterday.
Amodu is protesting his demotion from Super Eagles, to the home-based Eagles. He is asking to be paid compensation or in the alternative he should be reinstated to lead the Eagles to the World Cup.
â€œThere is a clause in the contract the NFA signed with Amodu. It gives us room to negotiate when there is a problem such as this.
â€œSo we are going to negotiate a truce and then wait and see what will come after,â€ said a member of the NFA legal team.
The NFA insisted that it has not fired Amodu, but merely drafted him to handle the home-based Eagles, who are currently participating at the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup holding in Ogun State. The team is handled by Amoduâ€™s assistant at the Angola 2010 Nations Cup, Daniel Amokachi.