Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Keshi Says Ready to Continue As Coach

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as coach of the Super Eagles.

The AFCON trophy winning coach had reportedly told a Radio Station - Metro FM - on Monday in South Africa that he tendered his resignation over what he termed lack of faith in his coaching abilities by top officials in the Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday night after the team beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to clinch the trophy.

The AFCON trophy winning coach had allegedly told a Radio Station - Metro FM - on Monday in South Africa that he tendered his resignation over what he termed lack of faith in his coaching abilities by top officials in the Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday night after the team beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to clinch the trophy.

"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," a statement signed by the coach said.

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