Last updated on February 22nd, 2013 at 10:49 pm
Coach Stephen Keshi To Continue As Super Eagles Coach
It will be recalled that Stephen Keshi announced his resignation as Super Eagles coach, barely 24 hours after leading the team to victory at the 2013 AFCON tournament in South Africa. The fallout between Stephen Keshi and NFF officials contributed to his earlier decision to quit.
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following a meeting with Nigeria’s Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi, he has been persuaded to carry on, and he accepted.
A statement from the NFF, labelled as being on behalf of Keshi, read: “My attention has been drawn to reports in the media that I have resigned my appointment as head coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria.
“While I have had cause to express my displeasure over some issues that happened in the course of our participation in the AFCON which my team won by the grace of God, especially concerning my relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation.
“I have since had opportunity to discuss the various issues with all concerned.
“I am therefore pleased to say that I have reconsidered my position and have decided to continue with my job.
“I want to thank the Honourable Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, for his swift and kind intervention.”
It is a positive development, as Stephen Keshi decides to continue with his job.
The 51-year-old Keshi, appeared on Metro FM, part of public broadcaster SABC, and said he had informed the NFF of his decision following the final.
Metro FM presenter Robert Marawa tweeted: “Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on 083Sport6 With Marawa on MetroFM”.
Keshi is only the second man to win the Nations Cup as a player and a coach – following Egypt’s Mahmoud El Gohary.