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The former Nigeria player has reacted to Stephen Keshi’s denial about his resignation as Super Eagles gaffer

As reactions continue to trail Stephen Keshi’s resignation as Nigeriahead coach, former international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro has expressed his disappointment over the former Mali and Togo coach denial.

Keshi was reported to have resigned from his role after Nigeria’s loss to France in the second round but later denied saying he only ‘bid’ his players farewell because his contract will expire.

According to Babayaro, the ‘big boss’ denial is a pointer that he is a confused man.

"When I read about his denial, I felt disappointed because he failed to convince me with his side of the story” Babayaro told SL10.

"To start with he didn’t deny he wished his players bye, if he truly has hopes of continuing he won’t address his players so fast, at least let the pain of crashing out subside a little, and maybe hear from the NFF bigwigs before telling his players he might not continue like he claimed.

"To me he is looking for attention and maybe he is at cross roads over to stay or leave, he appears confused a bit as he loves Nigeria and his job.”

The Atlanta Olympics football gold medalist also urged the Nigeria Football Federation to address Keshi’s issue with all urgency as the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers draws nearer.

"Our first qualifier for the Nations Cup in 2015 is less than two months away, we should be concerned with players invitations not who will handle the team?

"The NFF must move quickly, make a decision on his future to avoid panic when the qualifiers are close or begin,” he concluded.

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