The Nigerian football circle has just lost one of it’s prominent stakeholders and former Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi who contributed to the numerous success stories of the Senior National Team.
The 54 year old football gaffer reportedly died of cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, in Benin, Edo state.
His death was confirmed in a statement by the family signed by Emmanuel Ado, 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.
“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,” Ado stated.