Nigeria coach Keshi withdraws resignation

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nigeria’s African Nations Cup-winning coach Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation.

Keshi announced his decision to stand down on Monday, less than 24 hours after guiding Nigeria to their third continental crown with a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso.

However, following a meeting with Nigeria’s Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi, he has been persuaded to carry on.

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.”

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