The immediate past Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Colin Udoh, who has been covering the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, made this revelation late into the night, as the confusion and drama rumbled on.
Udoh confirmed that Keshi had indeed resigned, but that it was verbal and not written. As soon as the news went viral, after the Big Boss told Robert Marawa on South Africa radio station, Metro FM, that he had sent in his resignation after the celebrations, a series of emergency meetings were held.
In the end, the 51-year-old made a u-turn and withdrew his resignation.
Udoh tweeted: “After a meeting with Nigeria‘s Sports Minister, Stephen Keshi has withdrawn his resignation.”
The Super Eagles are expected back in the country today, although Efe Ambrose and Victor Moses, have returned to the UK.