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Stephen Keshi’s funeral details announced

Stephen Keshi dies at 54

Burial details for late ex-Super Eagles coach and captain, Stephen Keshi have been announced.

Dates for the funeral rites of Delta-born football star have been fixed for 27-29 July, 2016 according to a statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF).

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He was captain of the Super Eagles to the 1994 Nations Cup in Tunisia
Keshi in his playing days.

The statement says there will be a night of tribute in Abuja, lying-state, church service and novelty football match in Benin City before the final burial in Illah, Delta State, which is the ancestral hometown of  the late football manager.

‘Big Boss ‘as he’s fondly called passed on June 8, 2016, five months after he lost his wife of 35 years Kate to cancer.

Stephen Keshi and his late wife, Kate.
Stephen Keshi and his late wife, Kate.

Keshi, aged 54, is survived by four children – Jennifer, Stephanie, Sophie, Stephen Olufemi Keshi and Stephen Keshi Jr, and his mother.


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