Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has resigned

By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 11th, 2013
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Nigeria's national football team head coach Stephen Keshi watches on June 3, 2012 his team play a 2014 World Cup qualifying Group F match against Namibia at the U.J. Esuene stadium in Calabar.    AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Nigeria’s national football team head coach Stephen Keshi watches on June 3, 2012 his team play a 2014 World Cup qualifying Group F match against Namibia at the U.J. Esuene stadium in Calabar. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has resigned from his position less than 24 hours after he had guided his nation to the Africa Cup of Nations title.

The 51-year-old, whose future had been the subject of much speculation during the tournament, has admitted that the time was right for him to step down.

“I did what I feel is right by resigning,” he told Metro FM. “I gave the NFF a letter last night after the celebrations.”

Keshi is only the second person to have won the tournament as both a player and a coach.

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