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StoryKeshi Leaves Post

The manager of the Nigeria national football team, Stephen Keshi, has left his post after the defeat of the Super Eagles in the pre quarter final round of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Nigeria suffered a 0-2 defeat against France a couple of days back to get knocked out of the biggest international event.

Keshi didn’t do a bad job as coach for Nigeria in the tournament and was not in danger of being sacked, but, despite that, he opted to quit taking the full responsibility of the defeat against France on his shoulders.

However, there have been rumours that the main reason behind Keshi’s resignation is his willingness to take over as South Africa manager.

This is the second time that Keshi has resigned as the Super Eagles boss. He had done that last year as well when Nigeria had achieved the Africa Cup glory, but, he eventually had agreed to carry on after being convinced by the association.

Meanwhile, there is more bad news for the Nigerian fans. The star defender of the team, Joseph Yobo, who had unfortunately put the ball into his own net in the 90th minute of that game against France, has decided to quit international football.

According to him, he has achieved as much in his international career that he can be proud of it.

In Yobo’s words, “I have no regrets at all. I did as much as I could for my country and I can sit back and cherish those memories with pride. This is the time for me to make way for some of the youngsters who can make a lot of difference for Nigeria at the highest level in the coming years.”
Yobo played 100 games for the senior team of Nigeria.