Vanguard (Lagos)

30 June 2014

Nigeria: Keshi, Yobo Quit Super Eagles

Super Eagles coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has resigned his appointment after leading the team to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking after the Eagles were eliminated by France in the round of 16 match in Brasilia, Monday, the Delta State-born tactician said it was time to move on after leading his country's national team to the Africa Nations Cup trophy last year and the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran.

"I have to go back to my family and face fresh challenges," Keshi said.

Similarly, Super Eagles Captain, Yobo Joseph said he has had enough and can go no further as national team player. "I think I should give the younger ones the opportunity to forge ahead. I have nothing new to offer."

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