The confirmation of the legend’s death Stephen Keshi was done by the Nigeria Football Association
Who is Stephen Keshi ?
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was a Nigerian football defender born on January 23, 1962, with a height of 6’1 and died on 8th june 2016.
Keshi has coached a number of teams since his coaching career i.e, Togo national team, Nigeria nationa team, Mali national team
His playing career included a spell for Belgian club side Anderlecht.
Keshi’s death has left many to be depressed and below are some of their sad notes on social media.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick: "Keshi was a superhero. His death is a big loss to Nigeria as a nation, not only to Nigeria football."
— The NFF (@thenff) June 8, 2016
He made us proud! Still in shock!!! RIP to the great Coach Stephen Keshi???? #OMG
— Peter Okoye MrP (@PeterPsquare) June 8, 2016
He is thought to have suffered a heart attack, local media reported.
As a player, Stephen Keshi was part of the Super Eagles team thatwon the Nations Cup in 1994 and narrowly missed out on a World Cup quarter-final place the same year.
His contract was not renewed after the World Cup but he later returned on a match-by-match deal following the team’s failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup finals.
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