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Stephen Keshi Resigns as Super Eagles Coach after France Defeat│Joseph Yobo Retires



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Following France’s victory over Nigeria in the World Cup match yesterday (2-0), Super Eagles’ Coach Stephen Keshi, has announced that he is resigning as coach.

Speaking about why he has decided to retire, Keshi reportedly said, “It’s time for me to go back to my family and face fresh challenges” The Guardian reports.

Joseph Yobo, a player on the team, has also announced that he is retiring from international football.

“This is it. I can look back on my career with great pride…I wanted to leave on a high for my country. 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 to give a chance to other people to come through. Our football has a bright future and I am confident this team can achieve success sooner rather than later,” Yobo said.

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  1. Iris

    July 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I don’t know why but this guy kind of strikes me as a drama queen. Didn’t he resign after AFCON too? We had a setback, but we did better than 2010. I’m actually quite proud of the Eagles this year.

  2. falkebyaisha

    July 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    hmm why woul he retire now haba.

  3. nelo

    July 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    My man u too try joor is not easy at all

  4. nelo

    July 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Haters should go to hell

  5. fatima

    July 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Good luck Keshi! I hear he might get the SA Coaching job. He is a great man. Best of luck to him

    • Soraya

      July 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      coach South Africa??? Why has Keshi jumped boat just when he is about to taste success?? Or could it be ££££?

  6. ify

    July 1, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Bella Na only una Waka come for this new theme/look abi? Ok but abeg, e no be am at all pls ehn

  7. @edDREAMZ

    July 1, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    All this things na wash shah but i pray yobo is retired for real abeg….

  8. Miss Independent

    July 2, 2014 at 5:56 am

    SA wants Steven Kechi to coach the national team.
    BN, i dont like this new theme, its confusing.

  9. Bella

    July 2, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Congrats BN on the 20 years and the new look. A bit confusing but am sure with time and as all things with change we will get used to it, for now, na be small small challenge o. LOL

    • Zizie

      July 2, 2014 at 8:39 am

      20years ke? Bella is 8… i am sure we will all get used to the new theme. I like the fact that i can ‘love comments’ nw

  10. nene

    July 2, 2014 at 8:19 am

    he is following the money and going to SA, but then i also read that he is tired of the politics and corruption in the NFA. The man is a legend in african football, he has helped many african countries, and if he helps south africa, that would be a big honour for him.

  11. sum1special

    July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    The change in BN website needs some getting use to. Nice one Bella Naija. My favourite blog.

  12. ThatSapelePikin

    July 2, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Next thing you know…Yobo would be the Coach

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