Cape Town - Newly reappointed Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi is doing his best to get his critics back on side, starting with a lengthy apology to the nation's sport press.
After months of deliberation and negotiation, Keshi signed a new two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday to continue coaching the Super Eagles.
Despite it being the outcome most expected, the reaction to the news has been mixed and earned some particularly loud grumbles from certain sections of the media.
Realising that he needs everyone on board to give Nigeria the best chance at success going forward, the 53-year-old has attempted to mend some bridges.
"For one moment I never thought I had problems with the media," he told SL10.
Keshi offered his brotherhood in stating "I am your brother" to the media and admits he has been friendly with the press.
"If only we can live with honesty then everything will work fine.
"So I don't have a problem with the media, I never had and if you guys think I have done something you do not like, I'm sorry."