Super Eagles Team Received Mouth Watering Cash Donations and Conferment By The President

Super Eagles

Super Eagles

President Jonathan conferred Coach Stephen Keshi with the honour of Commander of the order of Niger (CON) while the assistant coaches and captain of the team, Joseph Yobo were conferred with Officer of the Order of Niger (OON). Other members of the team were conferred with Members of the Order of Niger, (MON).

The President also announced cash donations from other Prominent Nigerians including $1million from Mike Adenuga (Jnr) to the players and $200,000 to Stephen Keshi while Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote donated five million naira to each of the players.

Other cash donations announced by President Jonathan include $500,000 each from Emeka Ofor, Jim Ovia and Tony Elumelu. Source

Victory is definitely sweet and rewarding!!!

Stephen Keshi withdraws Nigeria resignation

The Nigerian national team coach Stephen Keshi has performed a dramatic U-turn on his decision to quit as Nigerian coach, with the Africa Nations Cup-winning boss revealing he will now continue in the post after talks with the Nigerian sports minister.

Keshi led the Super Eagles to a historical glory on Sunday for the first time in 19 years, the former defender revealed to South African radio station Metro FM on Monday that he had tendered his resignation and that was a shocking news to most Nigerians, just like the Pope announced his too.

But, in less than 24 hours later Keshi has reversed his decision following a meeting with Nigeria sports minister Boloaji Abdullahi.

A statement from the 51-year-old coach, released by the NFF, said: “My attention has been drawn to reports in the media that I have resigned my appointment as the head coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria.

“While I have had cause to express my displeasure over some issues that happened in the course of our participation in the AFCON 2013, which my team won by the grace of God, especially concerning my relationship with the Nigerian Football Federation, I have since had opportunity to discuss the various issues with all concerned.

“I am therefore pleased to say that I have reconsidered my position and have decided to continue with my job. I want to thank the Honourable Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, for his swift and kind intervention.”

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi carried by players

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi carried by players

Keshi  became only the second man – after Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary  to win the competition as both a player and coach. There were loads of praises and heroic chants in respect to his achievement after ending Nigeria’s long wait for African Nations Cup glory, with a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in the finals.

According to ESPN, Nigeria are currently top of their World Cup qualifying group for Brazil 2014, ahead of Namibia, Malawi and Kenya after two games.