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BELGIUM-BORN coach, Tom Sainfiet has not given up yet on his fight to claim the job of Nigeria's football technical directorship insisting that he has a contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The former Rwandan handler while rejecting claims by officials of the NFF that there was no agreement to appoint him as the country's Technical Director, admitted that there was no signed contract but said he had a verbal agreement to take on the role.
"I thought you can trust people if you make deals," Saintfiet told the BBC.
The NFF announced the appointment in March but rescinded it after pressure from the country's government but Saintfiet revealed that he has got any contact from the NFF on the new developing but learnt about the u-turn through the media.
"I have never had any offical communication from the Federation that I am not wanted - until now, no-one from the NFF ever informed me personally," said Sainfiet who also denied claims by NFF President Aminu Maigari that he had threatened to go to FIFA and that he had gone to the media to make his case.
"I never told anyone that I intended to go to FIFA - I only said that it was in the hands of my lawyers," he said.
"Once the minister announced I wouldn't be the Technical Director, the media contacted me and naturally I spoke with them - but I never made first contact with any person in the media.
"I said no because I had that agreement with the NFF, and for me a deal is a deal - and I respect the deals I make," he said.Share
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