Stephen Keshi reverses resignation

By evelyn watta
Feb 12, 2013

Stephen Keshi is back in charge of the Super Eagles after fruitful discussions with the Nigerian government. Keshi, had quit his job as the head coach on Sunday just hours after guiding the Eagles to their third African Cup crown in Johannesburg, South Africa seemingly displeased over ‘his relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation', NFF.

The Minister of Sports Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi intervened which forced Keshi to rescind his resignation.

“I am therefore pleased to say that I have reconsidered my position and have decided to continue with my job,”said Keshi in a press statement.

Keshi’s choice of team for the 2013 AFCON was disapproved by the NFF who were seemingly bent on relieving him off his duties at one point in Rustenburg after the team’s slow start in the group matches.

“While I have had cause to express my displeasure over some issues that happened in the course of our participation in the AFCON 2013, which my team won by the grace of God, especially concerning my relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation's, I have since had opportunity to discuss the various issues with all concerned."

He is expected to guide the Nigeria’s side to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers where they are scheduled to play Kenya Harambee Stars in June.