It’s been many hours since Stephen Keshi‘s surprising resignation as the head coach of the Super Eagles. He has currently reconsidered his decision and has released the following statement.
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
As far as i'm concerned, there's no way he's leaving the team now! so I'm sure he just pulled the stunt to get something done seeing as he's very influential and powerful after bringing the trophy home. Congrats are still in order (but keeping it up is a major concern but i honestly think he has it in the bag, another reason not to quit when you're ahead and with That Glo Money ne and the team just got, with other perks, he will sleep better at night!)