Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Keshi resigns from Nigeria post



Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, has reportedly resigned from his position, supersport.com understands.

Keshi, 51, announced his resignation on the radio show of respected South African journalist and presenter Robert Marawa on Metro FM on Monday afternoon.

The South African posted on his Twitter account, @robertmarawa, on Monday after having the Nigerian manager as one of his guests on his radio show: "Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on 083Sport@6With Marawa on MetroFM."

Keshi is said to have explained his reason for resignation by claiming that he was already sacked as the team's coach before the quarterfinal clash over Cote d'Ivoire.

The Nigerian manager had hinted last week of quitting.

“It doesn’t really matter what people think about what Stephen Keshi is doing. The most important thing is what I am doing here and passing on to my team. If back home in my country, they don’t appreciate what I am doing with the team, so be it.

“You can’t force somebody to love you. You can’t force somebody to accept you. It has to come from within,” he stated.

Keshi guided Nigeria's Super Eagles to a third African title after his team defeated Burkina Faso by a goal in Johannesburg on Sunday.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to make an official statement on the latest development.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
The Chile lesson
Who would have known early on Saturday morning that it would be Chile and not Argentina holding...

Segun Odegbami
Vincent Enyeama versus the NFF
Who could have imagined that a small innocent comment by the captain of the Nigerian national team...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Are women refs better than men?
This coming weekend (4th and 5th July 2015) will see the final of two major soccer competitions in...

Sunday Oliseh
Cech just what the Dr ordered
Arsenal have been a bit lightweight in the goalkeeping department since the departure of Jens...

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...

Clyde Tlou
Time for SA legends to step forward
A lack of ambition is hampering the South African 1996 Africa Cup of Nations legends.