Vanguard (Lagos)

12 February 2013

Nigeria: Keshi Makes U-Turn, Withdraws His Resignation As Eagles Coach

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Stephen Keshi

Report reaching us from South Africa says the glorious Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has withdrawn his resignation, after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.

The immediate past Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, who has been covering the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and who this reporter is following on twitter, made this revelation through his twitter account Colin Udoh.

Udoh confirmed that Keshi had indeed resigned, but that it was verbal and not written. As soon as the news went viral, after the Big Boss told Robert Marawa on South Africa radio station, Metro FM, that he had sent in his resignation after the celebrations, a series of emergency meetings were held.

In the end, the 51-year-old made a u-turn and withdrew his resignation.

Udoh tweeted: "After a meeting with Nigeria's Sports Minister, Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation. I have spoken with Keshi and Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi. Both assure me the issue has been resolved."

According to Udo, the Sports Minister insisted that the national team chief coach was going nowhere. "Keshi is staying on", the Minister was quoted to have said.

However, NFF President Aminu Maigari says he was yet to speak to Keshi since the news broke out.

The Super Eagles are expected back in the country today, although Efe Ambrose and Victor Moses, have returned to the UK.

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