After series of meetings sequel to his resignation barely 24 hours after he led Nigeria’s Super Eagles to victory at the 2013 African Cup of Nations Tournament, Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has changed his mind and has opted to continue with his job.
Not long after he announced his resignation, top men at the Nigerian Football Federation held an emergency meeting. Street Journal also gathered that the Super Eagles Head Coach also met with the Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi. The result was Keshi’s change of decision.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by the coach, he disclosed that he has decided to reconsider his position. The statement reads in part “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 with 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 I have decided to continue with my job”. Keshi also thanked the Minister for Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi for his “swift and kind intervention”.
Street Journal’s findings revealed that Stephen Keshi had a cold war with some members of the technical Committee of the NFF and had the best option he had was to use the present moment to his advantage by threatening to resign so that he would have the ears of the Sports Minister and the President to make them understand what he has been going through in the hands of football administrators in the country.