Stephen Keshi will remain as head coach of Nigeria after the intervention of Nigeria's sports minister, Bolaji Abdullahi in his disagreement with the football federation.
Keshi's row with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led to the
51-year-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.
A source in the Nigerian camp revealed to supersport.com that Keshi and the minister
met on Monday in Johannesburg and the coach has promised to continue as
Super Eagles' coach.
"He has agreed to withdraw his resignation after a meeting with the
sports minister. So he will remain as the coach of the Super Eagles,"
supersport.com was informed.
"But what Keshi and the minister discussed I really don't know though
I'm sure Keshi must have been given some assurances by the minister
concerning his complaints."
Supersport.com also confirmed that talks to broker peace
between Keshi and the football federation will continue when the
Nigerian team arrive in Abuja today.
Source: Super sport