Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi Dies At 54

Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. He died this morning, 8th of June, 2016.

News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Chairman, Edo State Football Association, Frank Ilaboya, confirmed on Wednesday that the remains of former Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi, had been deposited in a mortuary in Benin.

Ilaboya heard Keshi’s family member, Ricky Aburimen, saying that the Eagles’ former coach only complained of a leg ailment while holidaying at his Airport road home in Benin before he died on the way to the hospital at about 3am, Punch reports.

According to a statement released by Keshi’s brother and aide, Emmanuel Ado: “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 lost his wife, Nkem Kate Keshi December, last year. They had been married for 33 years. She died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Keshi is survived by four children and his mother.

May his soul rest in peace.

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