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NFA disclaims Keshi’s resignation

12 February 2013, 08:05

Johannesburg - The Nigerian Football Association (NFA) said on Monday that it was not aware of the purported resignation of the Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.

A South African FM station, Metro, has been running a story that Keshi has resigned as coach of the Eagles coach.

A source close to the NFA told NAN in Johannesburg that the association was not aware of the resignation.

"We have not received any letter from Keshi and nobody has told us that he has quit his job,’’ the source said.

Reacting to the development, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, said he had received several calls from Nigerians resident in South Africa on Keshi’s resignation.

"We all hope that it remains a rumour. I have received calls from four Nigerians today telling me that they heard on Metro FM about Keshi’s resignation.

"We just hope that it is not true. If it is true, we plead with the NFA and coaching staff to resolve their differences to continue with the good work they have done so far.

"Nigerians are happy with the achievement of the Super Eagles in the just-concluded Africa Nation’s Cup," he said.

Anyene said it would be unwise to discard the good work already done by the Super Eagles.

"There are more challenges ahead of the Super Eagles like qualifying for the World Cup and the Confederation Cup.

"We need to do well in these tournaments. We do not want a short lived joy.

"We want Nigeria to continue with the successes recorded in AFCON and return among the comity of nations in football," he urged.


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