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NIGERIA: President Jonathan’s Intervention,Forced Keshi To Withdraws His Resignation.

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi with President Goodluck Jonathan. The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, who had resigned his appointment immediately after his team emerged victorious in the AFCON finals on Sunday the 10th of February against Burkina Faso has been persuaded by the presidency to withdraw his resignation while the authorities look into his dispute with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

This much was disclosed by a source in the presidency who said The official said “Yes, it is very true that Keshi resigned his position as coach of the Eagles. That he confirmed to us. It was quite alarming given the complaints he brought up. There were a lot on things going on that the nation didn’t know.

“He informed us about backlog of salaries, his official car that has only been on paper since he took office. Even in South Africa, money was a lot of issue. It is appalling but the key thing is that Keshi has calmed down and has agreed to continue as the coach of Nigeria.”

It would be recalled that Keshi had announced his shock resignation during an interview with a South African radio station, Metro FM. He had said on Monday night "I gave them (Nigeria Football Federation) my letter of resignation immediately after last night’s game, but I haven’t heard from them yet"

The Super Eagles and Stephen Keshi are expected to land at 1pm at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on board an Arik Air plane. They are to be immediately forwarded to the Presidential Villa for a reception in their honour by President Goodluck Jonathan.

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