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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 April 2007, 13:39 GMT 14:39 UK
Nigeria's Kwara demand sanctions
By Oluwashina Okeleji
BBC Sport, Lagos

Swedish coach Roger Palmgren

Officials of Nigerian Premier League side Kwara United will be seeking a severe Fifa sanction for Swedish coach Roger Palmgren after he apparently abandoned his job.

Palmgren, who was appointed at the start of the season, left Nigeria earlier in the month without permission from the club.

"We will take the matter to Fifa and make sure he is punished for acting in an unprofessional manner," Zakari Muhammed told BBC Sport.

"He'll serve as deterrent to coaches who feel they can just take advantage of clubs and abscond.

"We will go to any length to make sure justice is served."

The former Rwanda coach says he was forced to leave because of security worries, following alleged threats to kidnap his assistant Johannes Eriksson.

But Muhammed denied this: "There was absolutely no iota of truth in his claims as there was never threat to his life at any point in time.

"He has a two year contract with the club and we expect him to honour that contract like a professional.

"He has been paid over US $12,000 which includes sign-on fee and salaries, we paid him for everything he asked."

Palmgren was appointed in January after the club failed to win the league title last season despite leading the table for five weeks.

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