Michael Essien Mourns the Passing of Former Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshie

Stephen Ikechwuku Keshi

Stephen Keshi is dead.

The former coach of the Senior National team of Nigerian, The Super Eagles, Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi aka the big Boss according to Super Sports passed in the wee hours of Wednesday June 8 2016.

The former international football player who lost his wife of 33 years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer is suspected to have had a heart attack in Benin Edo State..

According to family members and a close friend the coach never showed any signs of illness. He is survived by four children and his mother..

Keshi, the only Nigerian coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations, achieved a rare feat in 2013 by becoming only the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach..

The only other person to have achieved the feat is Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary..

He represented Nigeria from 1982, at age 20, till 1994, most of the time captaining the Super Eagles and scoring vital goals from his position as a central defender..

He also coached Togo and Nigeria at the World Cup, as well as Mali..

Supersport will continue to monitor this sad development and bring you all news relating to the passing of the great icon.

Ghanaian international Michael took to Instagram to mourn the passing of the great African sports man.

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