Update 12/02/2013: Steven Keshi Withdraws Resignation. His statement below:
My attention has been drawn to reports in the media that I have resigned my appointment as the 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 2013, 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.
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi
The African Nations Cup winning coach resigned yesterday.
Barely relishing his African Nations Cup victory, Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has submitted
his resignation to the Nigerian
Keshi is said to have fallen out with the governing body 24
hours after picking up the trophy.
Stephen Keshi resigned as boss of the Super Eagles a day
after winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
Just before the final, Keshi told Goal.com that he would "pack his bags and leave" if he felt he was not wanted, but following the 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in the Afcon final, the coach was highly
praised from all quarters.
However, after a dramatic falling out with the Nigerian Football Federation, Keshi has tendered his resignation.
We expect the political class - most especially the President to intervene in the matter.