One of the most iconic captains of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, and former coach of the team, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is dead, his family has announced.
He was 54.
Emmanuel Ado a brother to the late coach told PREMIUM TIMES the 54-year-old died of Cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.
“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,” Mr. Ado said in a statement.
He continued “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.
“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.”
Though deeply mourning the shock exit, Mr. Ado said the family remained grateful to God for the life spent by the Big Boss.
Mr. Keshi had lost his wife of 35 years, Kate, to cancer last December.-PREMIUM TIMES
Rest in peace
What’s happen to him? He was sick or what? Plz tell me…
I dnt know wat say guys,only god who could wipoe our tears,rest in peace keshi.
Bwanji josha sanamulosele kuti amwalila koma akanakhala munthu wakumalawi
He was one of the best African local coach. MHSRP
Very sad akupita ndi anthu abwino akusiya Nyamilandu Walter
May his soul rest in peace
Mr Andrew Banda chizungu chimakuvutani kumva kapena?mumuyembekedzera bwanji munthu oti wamwalira??RIP kashi
Nxt news please iyi taiva kale kale before u malawi24
Gone too soon brother.So saddened,quite disturbing.Death is sure,will ever cherish your charisma..
Eshiiii very sad but this man all south africa pipo komaso ife tonse obwela tikudziwa kuti nkuluyu akuyembekezeka kufika kuno tsikulililose ngati Pirates coach
Rip we was waiting for him to coach pirates
MR Keshi. Why world icon MHSRIP
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