Late Stephen Keshi

Ewulonu Okechukwu C
Ewulonu Okechukwu C
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  • Posted On: June 14th , 2016
May God grant your soul eternal rest, give those you live behind the fortitude to bear the loss.. Rest in peace
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omooba Ricbard
Omooba Ricbard
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Words cnt express how truly iconic u were.ur works and achievements r very wonderful legacies dat wud linger for a lifetime...continue to rest in d bossom of d Lord
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Asi-oqua Bassey
Asi-oqua Bassey
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  • Posted On: June 14th , 2016
I was shocked, like many other Nigerians were, when i heard the terrible news. You left too soon, without fully offloading all you had to offer to our great country and the world at large. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
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Uwamaka Kingsley
Uwamaka Kingsley
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  • Posted On: June 13th , 2016
When I heard Of your demise, I thought it was one of those Nigeria and PMB scandals but it came out to be true. Then I realized that a legend is gone. Though you left so soon but you made a great impact in your generation and the ones after you. Africa Cup of nations trophy in 2013 brought our glory back to us. Rest on, our rare gem. Until we all meet again to part nomore. Good nite.
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Elijah Obi Ezedi
Elijah Obi Ezedi
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I was just 5 years old when Nigeria won the Africa Nations Cup in 1994. Thank you for winning the trophy in 2013 when I became matured enough to understand football and victory. I can never forget U sir. R.I.P.
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Stephen Keshi Stephen Keshi

Nigerian Football Defender and Manager.


Date of Birth

31st of January 1962.

State of Origin

Delta State, Nigeria..

LGA

Oshimili North.

Date of Passing

8th of June 2016.

Other Information

The song is ended but the melody lingers on!

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BIOGRAPHY OF LATE STEPHEN KESHI

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, popularly known as the Big Boss, was a football manager of the Nigerian national football team the Super Eagles up until October 16, 2014. The former football defender started managing the Nigeria national team in 2011.

Stephen Keshi was born on January 31, 1962, in Azare, Bauchi state, Nigeria. After a playing career mostly with Belgian clubs, Keshi went to the United States to be educated in coaching. He was a key player of the Nigerian national team and appeared at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, played in five African Cup of Nations championships and was a part of the team, when they won the 1994 African Cup of Nations. In 1996, Keshi and Augustine Eguavoen, who once coached the Nigerian national team, played together in California as the backbone of the defence for the short-lived Sacramento Scorpions. Between 2004 and 2006 Keshi coached the Togo national football team.

In 2006, Keshi brought them to their first World Cup tournament. After Keshi guided the Mali national team for two seasons (2008-2010), he was appointed the head coach of the Nigeria national team in 2011. In 2013, Stephen guided the Eagles to the African Cup of Nations title. At 2014 World Cup in Brazil Nigeria made it to the round of 16, but lost to France. He is one of only two people, along with Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach. After the match with France, Stephen Keshi announced his resignation as the Super Eagles coach. However, later the Nigerian Football Federation offered him to coach two more matches.

In October 2014, he claimed to have lost interest in continuing the job, following the breakdown of negotiations. Keshi has passed away in Benin City, Edo state, in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.