In a statement released the minister said, “It is not true that Keshi has resigned. He told me that he never said so, that his contract only expired. I expect the NFF to the needful.”
According to Channels Television, the minister says Keshi should be treated with some respect by the football administrators, who should first discuss the matter of his contract with him before making it a press issue.
Keshi also refutes the reports saying that he only told players that the match against France may be his last with them as his contract had expired with the World Cup.