Wednesday, 8 June 2016

BREAKING NEWS :--Former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is dead

Former Super Eagles coach
Stephen Keshi is dead


– Stephen Keshi, a former coach of the
Nigerian national football team, the
Super Eagles, is dead
– The sudden demise of the football
legend was confirmed by his relatives
and the Nigeria Football Federation
– According to family sources, Keshi
complained of being unwell just before
midnight on Tuesday, June 7, and he
was found to be gasping for breath
– He was rushed to Faith Hospital in
the Benin Government Reservation
Area, where he died at about 3am
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, a former coach of the
Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles,
is dead.
The Cable reports that the football legend died in
the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, in Benin
City, Edo state.
The sudden demise of the former international was
confirmed by his relatives and close associates.
“He was not ill at all, never showed any
signs of illness, but we suspect he never
got over the death of his wife,” one of his
close friends said.
The Nigeria Football Federation also confirmed the
tragic news on its official Twitter handle.
Nigeria legend, Stephen Keshi, dies at 54
4:53 AM - 8 Jun 2016
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The NFF
@thenff
Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen
Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died
in the early hours of Wednesday, RIP Big
Boss.
4:59 AM - 8 Jun 2016
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The NFF
@thenff
According to family sources, Keshi complained of
being unwell just before midnight on Tuesday, June
7, and he was found to be gasping for breath.
He was rushed to Faith Hospital in the Benin
Government Reservation Area, where he died at
about 3am.
Premium Times reports that the remains of the ex-
coach were moved to a privately-owned mortuary
Faith Mediplex located on the Benin Airport road in
the Edo state capital.
Last year, Keshi lost his wife of 33 years, Nkem
Kate, after a prolonged battle with cancer.
He is survived by four children and his mother.




The family has already released an official
statement announcing his death.
The statement signed by Emmanuel Ado was titled:
“Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife”.
“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,” Ado
wrote.
“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.
“We thank God for his life. We want to
ask for understanding in this very difficult
time for the family.”
Keshi, who was a famous and notable figure in the
football industry, was popularly called the Big
Boss.
He is the only Nigerian coach to have won the
Africa Cup of Nations. He also became the second
person in history to win the competition as a player
and as a coach, when he led the Super Eagles to
win the tournament in 2013 in Johannesburg, South
Africa.