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Stephen Keshi - May 2014 -BellaNaija.comDr. Rafiu Oladipo, President-General, Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), has suggested the naming of a stadium in the country after the late Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.

Keshi, a former Captain the Super Eagles, died in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin during a brief illness.

Oladipo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday that naming a stadium after Keshi would serve as a “befitting honour for the player who won the Nations Cup for Nigeria as a captain and as a coach”.

“Keshi achieved the same feat as Clement Westerhoff who won the Nations Cup for the first time for Nigeria as the Super Eagles Coach in 1994 in Tunisia. Keshi as the Super Eagles Captain in 1994 recorded another glorious feat for Nigeria, winning the Nations Cup for Nigeria as coach in South Africa in 2013,” he said.

The president-general, who said he did not want to sound political for mentioning the stadium to be named after Keshi, said that the gesture would immortalise him.

Oladipo who is also the President-General, African Football and Other Sports Supporters Club (AFOSSU), added that naming a stadium after Keshi would be a morale booster for other Nigerian coaches.

“Imagine, he just lost his wife, Kate last year December and suddenly, he too died without any sign of ailment. His untimely death is shocking.

When I heard of his death, it baffled me because he showed no sign of any sickness. Nobody knows or heard that he was sick.

We learnt of his death this morning, it’s a very big loss to Nigerian football, a very big loss to Nigerian sports and to Nigerians.

Keshi, was a good player, a very a dependable captain of the Super Eagles and that standard he continued with as a coach of the Super Eagles,” Oladipo said.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

6 Comments

  1. Ninny

    June 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    yup! #IStandWithThis. Rest in Peace great man Stephen

  2. Tunde

    June 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    He deserves it,Rest in peace

  3. Nunulicious

    June 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I concur! #RIP keshi

  4. Benson Ossai

    June 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    The big boss.Our life is like a vapor.This minute you are here and then the next minute you are gone.God owns everything.God help us to seek after you,to do the right thing so that when death comes calling we gat nothing to loose.Keshi you paid your dues here on earth in your chosen profession.I pray you find peace and rest well with your creator.ADIEU Till we meet to part no more.

  5. Tosin

    June 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    For sure.
    Greatness.

  6. eddible edy

    June 9, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I AGREE

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