Sad! Former Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi dies At 54

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Stephen Keshi
Stephen Keshi

Former Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi has sadly passed on at age of 54 after suffering from Cardiac arrest for quite sometime.

The former Super Eagles head coach had lost Kate, his wife of 35 years, to cancer last December.

In a statement released by the family spokesman Emmanuel Edo confirmed Keshi died of Cardiac arrest on Wednesday.

The deceased, popularly known as Big Boss, was the only Nigerian coach to have won Afroca Cup of Nation.

He also became the second person in history to win the competition as a player and as a coach after Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt when he led super Eagles to win the tournament in 2013 in Johannesburg in South Africa.

He rose to national prominence when debuted for super Eagles in 1981 aged 20.The late central defender withdrew from the national team in 1994.

He had 64 caps and had scored nine goals. As a coach, he qualified an unlikely Togolese team for the 2006 world cup in Germany but was sacked and replaced with German Otto Pfister, just before the tournament.

He however, achieved his dream to manage a team at world cup when he coached the Super Eagles side to tournament in 2014.

He is the fifth member of glorious 1994 Super Eagles team to die. He is survived by four children.

We Plus254 family condole with the family and friends of the deceased during this trying moment. May His Soul Rest In Peace