The former Super Eagles legendary player and notable coach, Stephen Keshi is dead. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi gave up the ghost in the early hours of today, the 8th of June 2016 after he lost his fight for life to cardiac arrest. Stephen Keshi developed high blood pressure after the painful demise of his bone of his bone and the flesh of his flesh, Kate Keshi whom he was married to for 34 years.


Stephen Keshi
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Kate Keshi, the lovely wife of the ex-international footballer died on the 9th of December, 2015. She pegged out as a result of cancer which she fought so hard to defeat for three years before she finally threw in the towel. According to reports, Stephen Okechukwu lost his happiness to the death of his lovely wife. However, after his wife’s funeral ceremony, he was left to himself. He had fewer calls and visits to entertain. He became lonely and gradually developed hypertension.

Before he died this Wednesday morning, Stephen Keshi was managing his medical condition well. However, he was scheduled to be flown to the United States today for a proper medical treatment but he kicked the bucket to join his wife to rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Stephen Keshi

Until his death, Stephen Keshi was a former Super Eagles defender. He featured in the 1994 World Cup that won Nigeria the most adored gold medal. During his international football career, he based in Belgium. He had managed Mali and Togo respectively as their national coach. He was elected as the Super Eagles Coach in 2011. He proved his mettle and worth by qualifying Nigeria for the African Cup of Nation in 2013 and automatically led them to carry the much-competed priceless trophy. He was discharged as the coach of the National team last year, 2015. Stephen was the first Nigerian footballer to win a trophy as a player and as a coach.

The Delta state born legendary coach and player died today before the cock crowed in Benin City. He died of cardiac arrest at the 54 years. He is survived by four children, mother and so many other relatives.