Super Eagles handler, Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi died suddenly in
the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state.
a truly Nigerian football icon, was billed to travel back to his base
in the United States later Wednesday when he suffered a suspected heart
attack a little after midnight.
former international football player and coach had lost his wife of 35
years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.
His death was confirmed from a member of his family as well as one of his close associates.
to a friend and a former member of his backroom staff when he was in
charge of the national team a couple of years ago: “He (Keshi) was hail
and hearty. I still spoke with him for a very long time on Tuesday.
Throughout our long conversation, not once did he complain of anything
another friend said: “He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of
illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife.”