Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former Super Eagles Coach and one time defender of the Super Eagles is dead.
Keshi who was 54 years old died at the early hours of today, Wednesday, in Benin, He was confirmed dead by Ben Olaiya. Olaiya speaking Tony Ubani of Vanguard on phone shouting Keshi’s nickname saying ‘Tony yes the Big Boss is dead the Big boss is dead’.
Also Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of Communications in the Nigeria Football Federation, said that Keshi died after he was rushed to an hospital in Benin after complaining of his legs.
He said that Keshi had problems with his legs and that he could not stand for long.
Valere Hounandinou, an Assistant Coach to Keshi, confirmed to Vanguard that ”last week Stephen Keshi complained to him that he was having irregular heart beats and he advised him to go the hospital’.
The Nigeria Football Federation on it twitter handle @thenff tweeted ‘Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday, RIP Big Boss,
Former Nigeria Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. Reports say the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday, RIP Big Boss.
— The NFF (@thenff) June 8, 2016