Classic soap opera, Naija style! So Stephen Keshi who “resigned” from his duties as super eagles coach right after winning the AFCON title, has released an official press statement to “reconsider his resignation.”
There have rumors flying around since yesterday, including news that he was already fired after the group stages, and there was return ticket booked back to Nigeria for after the quarter finals match against, Ivory Coast. Whatever the case is, all this just stinks of something very fishy and funny.
See press 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
12th February 2013