Football: Nigeria coach Keshi rescinds resignation says official

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The Nigeria Football Federation says national coach Stephen Keshi has rescinded his resignation and negotiations continue following the team's win at the African Cup of Nations.

A statement early Tuesday morning from the federation, labeled as being on behalf of Keshi, said that he "reconsidered my position and have decided to continue with my job".

Ademola Olajire, a federation spokesman, and Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi could not be immediately reached for comment.

South Africa's Metro FM said Keshi told the radio station in an interview on Monday that his initial decision to quit came from his anger over federation officials threatening to fire him just prior to Nigeria's quarterfinal against Ivory Coast.

Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 on Sunday to win its first African Nations Cup in 19 years.