That was a statement by Nigeria’s successful coach to the just concluded African Cup of Nations in South Africa, Stephen Keshi confirming his resignation from the job that has probably made him the most admired man in Nigeria today.
His announcement appeared to spoil the fun for Nigerians who are still savouring their national team’s victory in South Africa; but if reports reaching us is anything to go by, Keshi might just be staying put as the presidency has reportedly waded into the matter.
According to what Information Nigeria scooped, immediately the presidency got wind of Keshi’s alleged resignation, a channel of communication was opened and after fruitful deliberations, he (Keshi) agreed to withdraw his resignation and continue his job with the team.
Keshi’s resignation was allegedly hinged on the NFF’s failure to fulfil its contractual obligations to the coach. For instance, we gathered that he is owed a backlog of salaries and his official car that was part of his terms of agreement, was never given to him.
Apart from his car and salary, we learnt that the Eagles coach complained bitterly of not getting the cash due him in South Africa during the Nations Cup. He also complained that his players were being owed a lot of money as the promises were more on the pages of the newspapers than being fulfilled.
Meanwhile, the victorious Super Eagles team together with their handlers will be hosted to a presidential reception tonight.