We told you yesterday that Super Eagles coach – Stephen Keshi handed in his resignation. Thanks to the timely intervention of the Minister of Sports – Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, he has now reconsidered his resignation. Read a press statement released early this morning 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
Keshi withdrew his resignation after a meeting with the Sports Minister yesterday. He boarded a flight back to Nigeria early this morning with the Super Eagles.