Keshi to continue as coach

Lagos: Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has done a U-turn regarding his decision to quit and has issued a statement on Tuesday which he personally signed.

"My attention has been drawn to reports in the media that I have resigned as the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. While I have had cause to express my displeasure over some issues that happened in the course of our participation in African Nations Cup 2013, which my team won by the grace of God, especially concerning 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 have decided to continue with my job," the coach said.

Keshi had told a South African radio on Monday that he resigned after Sunday's final match, which his team won 1-0 against Burkina Faso. But the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it was not aware of the resignation.

Keshi was said to have been irked by the alleged NFF plan to fire him if the Super Eagles had failed to beat the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in the quarter final.

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