Number one – the coach was most likely under severe pressure from the Nigerian Football Federations (NFF) after the team’s questionable performance at the World Cup.
A Nigerian training session was also cancelled amid reports that players were disgruntled about not being paid bonuses they were owed for reaching the knockout stage after finishing second to Argentina in Group F.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) winners then crashed out of the competition after a 2-0 defeat to France in the last-16 round.
Keshi claimed he needed to spend more time with his family.
“I wanted to leave on a high for my country,” Keshi told the BBC. “Defeat by France was not the right way to go but I’m happy with all I’ve done for the national team. It’s time for me to go back to my family and face fresh challenges.”
Keshi believes some new blood would witness the Super Eagles soaring to new heights. “It’s time to give a chance to other people to come through,” added Keshi, “our football has a bright future and I am confident this team can achieve success sooner rather than later”.
Keshi has resigned from this post once before, a day after winning last year’s Afcon, but the NFF persuaded him to stay on.
Number two – Keshi is more than likely coming to take over the vacant Bafana Bafana coaching job.
Keshi and former Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz were reportedly the front-runners for the post. The South African Football Association (Safa) has already indicated that they will not renew Gordon Igesund’s contract which comes to an end next month.
There were 14 applicants overall for the job according to Safa boss Danny Jordaan. But the Association was quick to rubbish reports that Keshi had long agreed to a two-year deal with Safa.
The top five list reportedly included Queiroz, Keshi, Dutchmen Dick Advocaat and Frank Rijkaard and Italian veteran Giovanni Trapattoni.
Both Keshi and Queiroz have quit their jobs.
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