Coach of the Super eagles of Nigeria Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation after the intervention of the sports minister, Bolaji Abdullahi in his row with the Nigeria football federation.
Keshi's row with the NFF led to the fifty one years old coach announcing on South African radio, Metro FM, on Monday
that he told federation he will no longer continue as the Super Eagles'
But the sports minister, who also chairs the Nigerian National Sports
Commission (NSC), prevailed on the former Mali and Togo coach to
withdraw his resignation.
In a statement signed by the former coach of Mali and which was made available to Premium Sports Centre, Keshi thanked the Sport minister for his swift and kind intervention and said he is happy to reconsider his position and continue with being the coach of the team
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.
It is also believed that talks to broker peace between Keshi and the football federation will continue when the Nigerian team arrive in Abuja on Tuesday.