Former Coach of the Nigerian football team, Stephen Keshi has died at 54. He died of a suspected heart attack on the 8th of June, 2016 in his hometown of Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria.
Stephen Keshi began his successfull football career playing for the ACB Football Club in Nigeria. He also played for New Nigeria Bank, Stade d’Abidjan, Africa Sports, Lokeren, Anderlecht, RC Strasbourg and many other football clubs. He played as a defender for the Nigerian Super Eagles.
Keshi was one of the only two footballers, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach. He won the African Nations Cup in 1994 as the team captain and again as a coach in 2013. Apart from the Nigerian team, he also coached the Togolese and Malian teams.
His former team mates and players have taken to social media to express their admiration for the fallen hero and to express condolences to his surviving mother and 4 children. Former teammate and successor as coach for the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh in his tweet called Stephen Keshi an “Iconic Hero”
He is survived by his mother and 4 children.