NFF Deny Keshi’s Resignation

The future of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi remained a mystery on Tuesday after the Nigerian Football Federation denied reports he
resigned following their World Cup exit.

Nigeria went out of the tournament in Brazil at the round of 16 stage after a 2-0 defeat to France, after which Keshi said: “It’s time for me to go back to my family and face fresh challenges.”

That was widely interpreted as a sign he had quit and it appeared to be confirmed when the Super Eagles’ official twitter account retweeted a story stating Keshi had, indeed, stood down.

However, when contacted by Goal on Tuesday, a NFF spokesman said: “Coach Keshi has not submitted an official resignation letter.

“He was not employed in the mixed zone [after the France game] or on Facebook.”

Keshi, who took over as Nigeria coach in 2011, has stepped aside before only be to convinced to return, after the Confederations Cup last summer, and has been linked with the South Africa job.

Nigeria reached the last 16 after coming second to Argentina in a group that also included Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina.

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