Nigeria coach hands in resignation

Nigeria players hold up the trophy after defeating Burkina Faso in the final of the African Cup of Nations on February 10, 2013
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Stephen Keshi resigns from his coaching role just hours after guiding Nigeria to success at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has resigned from his position less than 24 hours after he had guided his nation to the Africa Cup of Nations title.

The 51-year-old, whose future had been the subject of much speculation during the tournament, has admitted that the time was right for him to step down.

"I did what I feel is right by resigning," he told Metro FM. "I gave the NFF a letter last night after the celebrations."

Keshi is only the second person to have won the tournament as both a player and a coach.

Nigeria's Sunday Mba celebrates alongside teammates after scoring against Burkina Faso in the African Cup of Nations final on February 10, 2013
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