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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he has resigned from his coaching position

Posted: 11 February 2013 Time: 22:00

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he has resigned from his position less than 24 hours after leading the team to Nations Cup glory.

Keshi said in a radio interview on Monday evening in South Africa that he handed in his resignation after Sunday's Final.

"I handed in my resignation after the Final on Sunday night," Keshi said in response to a question about his future from show host Robert Marawa.

The news came as a shock not only to fans, but also to Keshi's employers at the NFF.

Officials at the NFF's Garden Courtyard lodgings declined comment, as they quickly convened an emergency meeting to assess the situation.

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Santi Santi
posted: 10:07 pm
Nobody shud blame keshi for his actions the Nff esp Chris Green maltreat local coaches, they treat them like rags hire and fire as they want, what were they thinking when they sacked b4 the CIV game.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:07 pm
This guy has always been cocky and I never quite liked him. He's trying too hard to be special and should not be under the illusion that he's irreplaceable. Let this Mourinho-wanna-be go, Nigeria won't go bankrupt just because he has mood swings
dmus21
posted: 10:08 pm
As suprising this could be, but i think is the best decision if he thinks it is to resign, i mean lots of people were criticising his selection of players when he didn't name big name players every one is used to but he stood his ground and achieved what he wanted to. The man is a great coach is just sad that we don't realise this with our African coaches.
MrSelbi
posted: 10:09 pm
He did the right thing, they did not back him, made all sorts of threats and accusations against him.
Malabulabu
posted: 10:09 pm
Wow shocking news indeed, the guy must have felt the pressure from the ever complain super eagles fans.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:10 pm
I smell a rat....African football is run by greedy individuals some whom have never kicked a ball...pushing their own agendas.....well done to Keshi for showing the NFF the middle finger.
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 10:10 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Whaooooo!!!!! ....S P E E C H L E S S
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:10 pm
Everything about this decision is personal though, he's trying to prove a point or teach someone a lesson
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 10:13 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Bye Bye ...We won the nations cup by luck anyway!
Santi Santi
posted: 10:15 pm
Yinka with luck really? Thats a vry stupid statement
dmus21
posted: 10:17 pm
@ Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: | Everything about this decision is personal though, he's trying to prove a point or teach someone a lesson
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Just out of curiousity how did you come to this conclusion.
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 10:18 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

@Santi
Im entitle to my oppinion, if you dont like it, you can go to H E L L
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:21 pm
I get the fact that he was mistreated and undermined, and probably a lot of people in the NFF ate a huge slice of humble pie on Sunday. But he had a real good thing going with this young team and the whole nation had fallen inlove with him, its also a crucial time with the World Cup qualifiers and Confederations Cup coming up later in the year. Couldn't he have put his differences with the NFF aside just for the next two years
fergie
posted: 10:23 pm
Coward, u dnt even beliv in urself, u tot u myt me disgarced in Brazil or wat? Probably he wants Ghana or CIV role. U can't spoil d celebration though, nd d respect I had 4 u is now past tense. Mteeeeew
Santi Santi
posted: 10:25 pm
Yinka that your entitled to your own opinion doesnt warrant you to make stupid comments, if you think its all luck and you got a better luck why dont you ring the NFF and takeover from keshi.
fergie
posted: 10:26 pm
I tot dis Man said he was building smtin, wat is he now building? Nigeria mentality 1s u ar a hero u want 2 remain a her, don't want 2 be lyk Siasia. I repeat dis Man is a coward.
dmus21
posted: 10:27 pm
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: | I get the fact that he was mistreated and undermined, and probably a lot of people in the NFF ate a huge slice of humble pie on Sunday. But he had a real good thing going with this young team and the whole nation had fallen inlove with him, its also a crucial time with the World Cup qualifiers and Confederations Cup coming up later in the year. Couldn't he have put his differences with the NFF aside just for the next two years
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Ok mate out of this i hear you out, but one thing for sure he had received lot os criticism from fans and even people in charge of the FA too. If you were listening to Robert Marawa show he said a lot about no being given a freedom to run his team as he want i mean nobody want to be control on how they shuld work even when they are doin gud job still misjudged.
▌▌ Y1NKA ,¸¸,ø¤º°º¤ ᵀᴴᴱ'ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ ╚ll╝
posted: 10:27 pm
▌▌✨Yiηkα ★....Oηє ℓσvє Nαιjα

Just when everyone is starting to like him...
How can you let the country down like that?...
One question for you KESHI. ....W H Y ?????
fergie
posted: 10:30 pm
I myt agree wit yinka smhow, he has d weapon of mass destruction bt he culdnt c it, if nt 4 Ogude Injury which brot out d best 4rm d team. Its nt by his power or his myt bt God wu ve decided 2 smile on us, if u leave anoda will cum, nd if God says yes some oda tym. Wus gonna say No?
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:30 pm
dmus21 posted: 10:17 pm | Report
@ Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategistposted: |
Everything about this decision is personal though, he's
trying to prove a point or teach someone a lesson
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Just out of curiousity how did you come to this
conclusion.
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Nigeria just won the Afcon, the fans love him, the players love and his name is in every newspaper, now why would he resign? I tell you its because some officials there in the NFF were fighting against his appointment and resigning after winning the Afcon its like flipping a middle finger in their faces
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