|Stephen Okechukwu Keshi|
Accordly to report from tweet in Nigeria Football Federation’s handle, @thenff, says Former Super Eagles player and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead the super eagle legend died in the early hours of Wednesday 8th June, 2016 in Nigeria.
Accordly to Emmanuel Ado a brother to the late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi told PREMIUM TIMES that the 54-year-old died of Cardiac arrest ,
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, was 54years,he hail from Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.Family member of Stephen Keshi”Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi said that “Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015 on Cancer.
He however said that since the death of her wife Nkem, Stephen 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
Keshi,who is popularly called the Big Boss, is the only Nigerian coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and also as a coach in Nigeria football History.he started playing for Super Eagles in 1981 at age 20. The late Central Defender withdrew from the national team in 1994. He had 64 caps and scored nine goals all in super Eagle.
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 Brazi
Stephen Keshi is fifth member of the glorious member of 1994 Super Eagles SQUARED to die, after death of Uche Okafor, Thompson Oliha, Rashidi Yekini and Wilfred Agbonavbare.
The Super Eagle legend survived with 4 children and his ageing mother
May His Soul Rest Peace.