It is with great sadness to the football fraternity around the globe to learn about the demise of the most celebrated football legend, Steven Keshi.
The former Nigerian coach and player has suddenly passed away this morning. The details about his death are sketchy but according to reports coming from Nigeria indicate that he has died after suffering from cardiac arrest.
The reports further said he came back to Nigeria from USA to mourn his wife who passed away on 09th December 2015 and he was scheduled to fly back to USA today before meeting his fate.
Steven Keshi, who has died at the age of 54, enjoyed his football career as a professional player, he played for the Nigerian national team “the super eagles” for over a decade. He has also played for different clubs around the globe especially in Nigeria, Belgium and America before taking a coaching role.
During his coaching carrier, he has mentored Togo, Mali and his country’s national team, the super eagles. He has won African Nations Cup with Nigeria as a player and a coach.
He is survived by four children.