World Cup: Keshi has not resigned as Nigeria’s coach – Sports Minister

Coach Stephen Keshi

Keshi only said his contract has expired.


The Sports Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, NSC, Tammy Danagogo, has described as untrue the purported resignation of Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.
Keshi had said, after Nigeria lost 0-2 to France at the on-going World Cup in Brazil, that the match could be his last with the team; a statement some media interpreted to mean he had resigned.

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Patrick Omorodion, in Abuja, the minister said, “it is not true that Keshi has resigned. He told me that he never said so, that his contract only expired. I expect the NFF to do the needful.”

According to the minister, Keshi should be treated with some respect by the football administrators who should first discuss the matter of his contract with him before making it a press issue.

Meanwhile, Keshi has also refuted the story, stressing that he only told the players that the match against France may be his last with them as his contract expired with the World Cup.

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