Former Super Eagles captain and former coach of the team, Stephen Keshi, is dead.
He died in the early hours of Wednesday June 8th after suffering from Cardiac arrest in Benin, Edo state.
He was 54 years old.
His demise was announced by his family in a statement.
“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.
“Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015.
“Since her death, Keshi has been mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her.
“He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest,” his brother Emmanuel Ado said in a statement.
He is survived by four children and his mother.