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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi withdraws resignation

Posted: 12 February 2013 Time: 09:31

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation after a meeting with Nigeria Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi.

Keshi stunned fans when he announced, barely 24 hours after leading Nigeria to African Nations Cup glory, that he had handed in his resignation.

But on Monday night the coach met for hours with Abdullahi and, after the meeting, the Minister told the issue had been resolved.

"I have spoken to Stephen and the NFF President Aminu Maigari and apparently there were issues that weren't handled properly," Abdullahi said. "But what I can tell you now is that the issue has been resolved and Keshi is staying on."

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:34 am
We are expecting the nigerians to comment on this article.
TMG 2009
posted: 09:39 am
things will only get worse from here onwards...there is going to be more backstabbing than the one been going on at the moment, you should have stuck to your decision and move on cos one mistake from you they will not hesitate to punish you for pulling a fast one on them...goodluck in the CONFED and WC Qualifiers "boss"!!!!
posted: 09:40 am
Ayi this NFF is nt gud , hw cn they book a flight 4 a team b4 they cn play the game. Dis means they didnt trust their national team
posted: 09:43 am
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 09:46 am
LOL ,this is funny stuff and Keshi knows how to get attention.When is Igasend resigning?I want that idiot who failed on home soil to do wats right as well,resign
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 09:48 am
Keshi selected players based on form,won AFCON away from home and thot of resigning while sum1 who selected useless players,failed to even reach final on home soil but is hailed as a hero here,WTF? GI must resign as well.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 09:49 am
Circus. Nxaa immediately after winning such a trophy, then such a circus!
posted: 09:51 am
Oh no Keshi! Why? Why? I did support ur decision to resign. This guys are bunch of animals. they'll skin u alive and leave in the open to rot! Nigerian and its populates are very hard to please. One bad result and the vultures will be quick to pounce on u. Remember why Westerhof resigned and never returned? Nigerians cant change it stinks wt tribalism and prejudice! Im afraid u will regret this decision and yes Im A TRUE NIGERIAN THAT APPRECIATE HARD WORK, COMMITMENT ESPECIALLY IN THE FACE OF STRIFE CONDITIONS!
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 09:51 am
Igasende must resign.why shud h b treated differently to Pitso,oh coz he is white?Resign mlungu coz u wont take us nowhere wit yo dead wood n favoritism baba.
posted: 09:58 am
NFF can not sack Keshi (either now or later) without Presidential approval. He's the Fans' choice, even the Sport Minister may lose his job over this issue if not handle properly. Keshi is using this chance to press for a better working condition not only for him, also for all the National Teams Coaches as well the players. Only Nigeria fans can sack Keshi.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 09:58 am
We are waiting for you, Boko Haram and MEND to comment on your circus!
posted: 10:02 am
viewing what we show from the nockout stage to the final, i think Mr. Keshi had the game plan, and defenetly he need to remain in the post of super eagle coach. all of us , i say all nigerian citizen need to support Keshi, for his brillant AFCON glory and ancouraging him, give him what he needs and the time he needs to prepare for super eagle upcoming events, like the qualification of 2014, the confederation cup, etc.
STOP SAYING S******, and God bless us .
TMG 2009
posted: 10:02 am
GORILLAS what does playing on home soil has to do with winning games? the venue does not play but human beings, other teams did not come here to do favours for SA to win just b'cos of "home soil"...most of them came with one goal which is to make their mark and that had to happen at the expenses of the host nation!!! too much expectations from others which makes them bitter, whether we had all those players you wanted we were not going to win AFCON...WE ARE NOT AT ANY LEVEL OF WINNING A MAJOR TOURNAMENT OR COMPETING AGAINST OTHER AFRICAN GAINTS, we only played two official games in WC qualifiers and had to watch from the sidelines while other teams were battling to qualify which obvisouly gave them the edge over us...yes we were lucky, cos in football you need a bit of luck here and there!!! who has taken a new coaching job in a space of six months; changed the whole team and go on to win a major tournament? stop been such cry babies!!!!!
posted: 10:05 am
This Keshi boy is a drama queen.... He is seeking attention and he is very arrogant
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:07 am
Champ Mriyo (Trebble kings of SA)posted: 09:48 am | Report

Keshi selected players based on form,won AFCON away from home and thot of resigning while sum1 who selected useless players,failed to even reach final on home soil but is hailed as a hero here,WTF? GI must resign as well.
WTF? GI must resign as well.


The sport minister has shown you the middle finger
The SAPFU(Players Union) is telling you to take a hike
The SAFA president has shown you the middle finger
The Country president has shown you the middle finger
The 48 000 000 South African are showing you the middle finger
Dean Furman is showing you the middle finger
Siyabonga Sangweni is showing you the middle finger
Ryan Cooper and the entire KICKOFF team are showing you the middle finger

I The Phefeni Boy say: Hamba uyosula amafinyela ugeze nomntsintsila sani......

Gordon Igesund is going nowhere...
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 10:09 am
Champ, most of us have been waiting for this clueless coach (gordon) resignation since the first afcon game. Please mr gordon, do the honourable thing and just leave our team. You did the same or even than the previous coaches. You didn't qualify, you won one game in the home soil. The '96 team was in the same situation as your team. We had home ground advantage but you chose to select cows from a certain team so that when you get fired from bb you can be given a job by that certain team. We all know why you hate the history making team. First of all, they fired you after you won a league with them. And snatched a league before your eyes last season. Get over it man and select deservig players.

I know this strory is not about gordon....
Lady Goldilight
posted: 10:10 am
This was just a prank.
posted: 10:10 am
nice 1
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:13 am
Nigerians always full of drama
posted: 10:15 am
All African Coaches Should be treated with dignity, respect and high level of professionalism just the way we treat the Europeans who only care about our money. Give our local coaches good contract and conducive working environment like their counterparts in Europe. This is Keshi's fight.
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