By Ben Efe
Nigeria Football Association may drag estranged Eagles’ coach, Shaibu Amodu, before its disciplinary committee after he failed to resume work yesterday.
Amodu took a one week leave of absence shortly after the 2010 Nations Cup. But he has not resumed work and there are doubts if he will return to the NFA, to take charge of the home-based Eagles, where he was moved after the NFA replaced him with coach Lars Lagerback.
â€œAmodu has not returned to work at the expiration of his leave. He is still an employee of the NFA and he could be made to explain why he has chosen to stay away from his duty post,â€ said NFA source
Amodu was demoted to the home-based Eagles, but in anger of being left in the dark after qualifying the Eagles for the World Cup, he took a leave of absence. The Edo-born coach has reportedly draggedÂ the NFA to Court of Arbitration for Sport over his removal as Eagles’ coach.
Amodu is praying that the NFA include him in the Eagles coaching crew to the World Cup or at best compensate him. But the NFA insists that Amodu, as an employee of the NFA could be moved to wherever the federation needed his services.
Amodu is claiming millions of Naira from NFA as compensation for qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup and surpassing his semi-final target by the FA in Angola. He took Eagles to win a bronze. NFA boss, Sani Lulu, said that the secretariat of the football house will handle the matter whenever CAS gets in touch with them over the issue.