Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday.

 

Keshi, who was 54, is thought to have suffered a heart attack, according to emanating reports.  Just earlier in the year, the former Super Eagles coach lost his wife to the cold hands of death after a long battle with Cancer.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who was saddened by the shocking news described Keshi as a superhero. "Keshi was a superhero. His death is a big loss to Nigeria as a nation, not only to Nigeria football."

54 year old Keshi married his wife at the age of 21 and has been mourning her silently for a while.

A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included a spell for Belgian club side Anderlecht.

He coached the national side over three spells, leading Nigeria to the 2013 Nations Cup title in South Africa and the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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