One of Nigeria’s most iconic sports personalities, former Super Eagles captain and former coach of the team, Stephen Keshi, has died. According to his family, he died in the early hours of today Wednesday June 8th of Cardiac arrest in Benin, Edo state. He was just 54 years old. He wasn’t even ill, he just suddenly died. His family has announced his death.
“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.ur 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.” his brother Emmanuel Ado said in a statement.
Keshi is the second player to win the African Cup of Nations as a player and a coach. He coached the Super Eagles to the 2014 World Cup. He had coached Mali and Togo previously.