BREAKING: Steven Keshi, former Super Eagles Coach is dead


Former coach of the national team and one time Captain, Stephen Keshi is dead, age 54.
Emmanuel Ado, a Kaduna based media consultant and brother to the late Keshi said he died of Cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday.
“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.
“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.”
Late Keshi is the only Nigerian coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations, and the second person in history to win the competition as a player and as a coach after Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt after leading the Super Eagles to win the tournament in 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is survived by four children and his aged mother.


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