Nigeria football Legend Stephen Keshi also known as The Boss passed away yesterday. The Nff official twitter handle tweeted this morning about his death Keshi died on 7 June 2016 in Benin City, after suffering from a cardiac arrest. He was 54. He was on Holiday in his Benin home according to the family he only complained about a leg ailment.
The ex- international lost his wife , Nkem Kate Keshi only last December. They had been married for more than 30 years. She died after a prolonged battle with cancer. Keshi had was survived by four
A statement on the coaches death had been released by Emmanuel Ado, brother and aide to the late Mr. Keshi, said: “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’.
As a player Keshi won several trophies including the Africa cup of nations with Nigeria in 1994. Keshi also won the Belgian cup twice in 1988 & 1989 with Anderlecth also won the jupelier league once in 1991. As a coach he won the Africa cup of Nations one with Nigeria in 2013 , he’s one of the two coaches to have won the Africa cup of Nations both as a player and as a coach. He coached the Togo national team to their first ever appearance at the world cup though he was replaced before the tournament. May his gentle soul rest in peace