Keshi never resigned

Nigeria's Coach Stephen Keshi.
Nigeria’s Coach Stephen Keshi.

Stephen Keshi has astonishingly declared that he has not resigned as Nigeria coach.

Reports in the past two days quoted the former Nigeria captain saying he was no longer coach of the Super Eagles, but Keshi says that is not the case.

The “Big Boss” claims he was misquoted.

““What I said to my players was that this may be my last match at the helm of affairs in the national team, because my contract terminates with the World Cup and I have not been offered a new one.

“I was a bit shocked that the global media went to town to say I have called it quits with the national team. Resignations are not done on the pages of newspapers but formally,” he said.

Keshi, who took over the reins of the Nigeria national team in 2011, led the side to glory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He then resigned barely 24 hours after his finest hour as a coach before rescinding that decision shortly afterwards.

The Nigeria Football Federation has yet to officially react to the latest situation.



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