of the worst and most shocking news that i have heard in a long long long time!
Stephen Keshi dead.The ex Nigerian captain and coach suffered a heart attack and died in the late hours of Tuesday 7th of June 2016 in Benin Edo state at the age of 54 his family announced.Steven Keshi's cause of death is said to be a heart attack so once again i am thinking it is the dreaded hypertension/high blood pressure known as the silent killer that has struck again!
|Keshi and his wife at their daughter Ifeyinwa's wedding last year.|
Announcing his death is posted the message below...
“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.
|Daughter Ifeyinwa's wedding last March 2016.|
Keshi died at 54! My Gosh that's such a young age.
Stephen Keshi was one of my heroes growing up as a kid.He had attended St Finbarrs college Akoka and played for their school team.They had won the Principal Cup many times and Keshi who was the captain along with Henry Nwosu had played a pivotal part in their success.At a very young age he then went on to play for the Nigeria national team then known as the Green Eagles.He won the African Nations cup with them in 1994 as captain then went on again to win the same Cup as a Coach of Nigeria Super Eagles,writing his name in the history book as the only man to have done that in Nigeria and second only in Africa.
Keshi sacked as coach of the Super Eagles Coach-After leading Nigeria to glory,he was sacked as the coach in July 2016 amid controversy and constant fight with the Nigeria Football Association.Who could have ever dreamt Keshi dead was the headline we would wake up to less than a year later? I am heartbroken,shocked and devastated at the death of Stephen Keshi.May his soul rest in peace.
He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included a spell for Belgian club side Anderlecht.
His friend Emma Ado said that Keshi who was in Nigeria to attend to the grave side of his wife never recovered form the death Kate.Ado said they were inseparable. He has gone to meet Kate’ ‘Since the wife died he has kept on mourning and has been in sorrow. All these time he has been acting, giving the impression that he was fine and man enough to bear the sorrow but the truth actually is that he was down and in pain over the death of his wife. ‘From companionship to cooking and other domestic matters nobody could be like his wife to him they were irreplaceable. The man just went to join her’