Nigeria's Nations Cup winning coach, Keshi, rescinds quit decision - Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has rescinded his decision to quit, according to a statement he personally issued and signed.
“My attention has been drawn to reports in the media that I have resigned my appointment 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 AFCON 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 told a South African radio Monday that he resigned after Sunday's final 2013 AFCON 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.
Upon learning of Keshi's resignation, the Nigerian presidency was reported to have intervened and asked him to continue on the job.
Keshi made history on Sunday by becoming only the second man in history to win the Nations Cup as player and coach, after the late Egyptian coach Mohamed El Gohary.
The victorious Nigerian team and officials are due to arrive at the nation's capital, Abuja, Tuesday afternoon.
They will be hosted to a special reception by President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday evening.