Fmr Super Eagles’ Capt, Coach Keshi Dies At 54
Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is died.
According to a statement by his family, he died of cardiac arrest
The death came as a huge surprise to the family that has been trying to bear the loss of late Keshi’s wife Nkem.
Mr Emmanuel Ado, who announcing the death of Keshi popularly called the Big Boss on behalf of the family said, “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.”
The statement titled, “Stephen Keshi CON Has Gone To Be With His Wife” reads, “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,”
It 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 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. We thank God for his life. We want to ask for understanding in this very difficult time for the family.”
Keshi captain the Nigeria National team ;the Super Eagles to win the African Cup of Nations and also coach the team to also win African Cup of Nations in 2013
The late Keshi, who was born on January 23, 1962 at Azare, Bauchi State, died on June 8, 2016 at the age of 54
He was one of only two people in Africa, along with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach.