The family of Coach Stephen Keshi, former Nigerian football coach who died early today in Benin, Edo state has issued a statement confirming his death.
The family also revealed that the 54 year old former Nigerian defender and captain had plannedto travel out of Nigeria today back to his US base, before he had a sudden cardiac arrest and died.The statement was issued by Emmanuel Ado, brother and aide to the late Keshi:“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 in mourning.
He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had plannedto fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered acardiac arrest. He has found rest.”