CAF, NFF, Eagles remember Keshi

Posted on Jun 8 2017 - 5:32am by admin

Former Nigeria national crew coach and Ex-tremendous Eagles Captain, Late Stephen Keshi who died one year in the past used to be remembered the day gone by in Nigeria, Africa and across the soccer World.

Keshi died on 7 June 2016 in Benin city, aged fifty four after he had a heart attack and died en path to hospital.

The Nigeria soccer Federation in tweet said: “we say now not in grief you’re no more, but we reside in thankfulness that you just were. relaxation on big BOSS! Late Stephen Kesh.”

The super Eagles whereas conserving a coaching session beforehand of their African Cup of countries qualifier towards Bafana Bafana at the Godswill Akpabio global Stadium Uyo “The Nest of Champions” paid tribute to the late soccer icon and legend.

The team mentioned: “We observed a minute silence before coaching this morning to honour the reminiscence of our ex-captain and coach Stephen Keshi who died a yr ago.”

additionally the Confederation of African soccer tweeted: “one year in the past, African football misplaced one in all its Legend. Stephan Keshi (23/1/1962) – (7/6/2016) elevate on resting in peace #BigBoss.”

Keshi, right through his playing occupation earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national soccer crew, making him the nation’s 2d-most capped player on the time of his retirement.

He represented the u . s . a . on the 1994 Africa international locations Cup and the FIFA World Cup, captaining the super Eagles on each events. He additionally played club soccer in five countries, most particularly Belgium, where he received the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1991.

As a supervisor, Keshi performed success by qualifying Togo for the one FIFA World Cup look in its historical past in 2006.

then again, he left the position previous to the event and was replaced by way of Otto Pfister.

He later coached his native Nigeria, the place he was one in all best two people, together with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have gained the Africa Cup of countries as each a player and a tutor.

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