It is with great regret to announce the death of one of Africa’s greatest sportsmen Stephen Keshi. Stephen Keshi, a winner of the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach with the Super Eagles, has died aged 54. The football legend passed away early on Wednesday after a suspected heart attack in Benin City, Southern Nigeria.
Stephen Keshi has done a lot for football, he remains the only African coach to have qualified for the World Cup with two African nations. Keshi played in five different African Cup of Nations tournaments, captaining the Super Eagles team to their second continental success in 1994 in Tunisia.
Appointed coach of the Nigerian team in November 2011, Keshi handled the Super Eagles over four spells, leading them to the 2013 African Cup of Nations title in South Africa, becoming only the second man to win it both as a player and a coach as well as the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.