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Football: 'Big boss' Keshi steps down as Nigeria coach, says Fifa

Published on Jul 1, 2014 7:09 PM
 
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has stepped down from his post after the country's elimination from the World Cup, Fifa said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SALVADOR, Brazil (REUTERS) - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has stepped down from his post after the country's elimination from the World Cup, Fifa said on Tuesday.

The Nigerian Football Federation has yet to confirm his resignation, however, and Keshi was evasive in answering a question on his future after Monday's 0-2 loss to France in their last-16 round encounter in Brasilia.

Fifa.com quoted a tweet from Keshi, although earlier in the tournament Nigerian officials claimed the manager had no social media presence.

"Friends, it has been a good run and I have enjoyed every moment. It's been an honour coaching the Super Eagles. It is however time to bow out," the tweet said.

 
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