Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi Dies At 54
The Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead.The football legend reportedly died early hours of wednesday.
Keshi died on the way to the hospital at about 3am, according to News Agency of Nigeria. The remains Stephen Keshi, had been deposited in a mortuary in Benin.
The privately-owned mortuary, Faith Mediplex, is located on the Benin Airport road, in the Edo State capital.
A statement released by his brother and aide, Emmanuel Ado, read in part, “with thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi”.
“Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 33 years (Nkem), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed away on the 9th December 2015.
“Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today (Wednesday), before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.”
Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.