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How Stephen Keshi Died At Home, Nigerians Mourn

How Stephen Keshi Died At Home, Nigerians Mourn

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the former skipper and coach of the Super Eagles, Mr. Stephen Keshi.

As Nigerians mourn the late soccer star, here are 10 quick facts about him...

He was first and only indigenous coach to lead Nigeria to win the nations cup.

Keshi was Nigeria's first captain to the FIFA World Cup.

"Keshi to Pirates? There was a possibility before he joined the Nigerian national team", he added.

Ado told AFP later Keshi, whose wife died after a long battle with cancer, did not appear unwell and had recently been linked to a coaching job in South Africa. This must be a heavy burden for the family to bear.

"Nonetheless, we must take solace in the fact that he did his utmost for the development of sports in Nigeria, Africa and the world, during his sojourn on earth". He is one player and coach that is respected and will be missed.

Keshi's brother, Emmanuel Ado, said the man dubbed "Big Boss" by fans and players for his leadership, died in Benin City, southern Nigeria, where he has a house and his wife, Kate, is buried.

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He was able to achieve this enviable feat despite his team being tagged underdogs in their qualifying group.

Also at the Glass House was a delegation of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, led by the President -General, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo. "May his soul rest in peace".

Stephen Keshi, who won the African Nations Cup as a player and manager with Nigeria, has died at the age of 54, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.

Keshi is one of only two people to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and a coach.

"Even after retirement, he was still appointed coach of Super Eagles; only a true professional can be called for such national service".

This is as Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole described his death as "a great loss to the nation and Edo State where he was resident".

English club Chelsea tweeted: "All at CFC are saddened to hear of former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi's death".

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