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Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi Passes Away at 54

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Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi carried by playersEarly this morning, former Nigerian Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi passed away.

According to reports by The Cable, Keshi’s death was announced by members of his family, and we are yet to confirm the official cause of death.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this great footballer who has represented Nigeria so gallantly at home and abroad.

Rest in peace, Stephen Keshi.

75 Comments

  1. Jones

    June 8, 2016 at 4:34 am

    This is sad. May his soul rest in peace

    • keke driver

      June 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

      OMG….2016 has taken Prince, Muhammed Ali, Mrs Kosoko, and now Keshi? Let’s remember these people in our prayers…God accept your soul….RIP

  2. clems

    June 8, 2016 at 4:43 am

    No oooooooo

    • Tovic

      June 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

      RIP

  3. Chioma

    June 8, 2016 at 4:53 am

    God rest his soul..farewell Stephen

  4. MamaD

    June 8, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Oh noooooooooooo. His wife died last yr or so too. Chai! RIP

  5. Toni

    June 8, 2016 at 5:06 am

    OMG
    Wat a sad news to wake up to dis morning. ..
    May his soul RIP

  6. White

    June 8, 2016 at 5:14 am

    RIP to a hero

  7. xxxx

    June 8, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Terribly sad. Keshi was a wonderful coach. I will miss him.

  8. Michael mlondzo

    June 8, 2016 at 5:27 am

    The sudden death of this great man is a loss not only to Africa but the entire world. My his soul rest in peace.

  9. deborah

    June 8, 2016 at 5:36 am

    it was said that he died of cardiac arrest (heart attack)

  10. Answers

    June 8, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Omg how???

    • Aproco

      June 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

      Too much death these days, might be the economy

  11. abolore abk

    June 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

    worth great lost for NG $ G HOUSE RIP

  12. alex

    June 8, 2016 at 5:55 am

    I can’t believe that this man is died…..so sad

  13. www.ckjacob.com

    June 8, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I woke up to read Stephen Keshi is dead. I’m still in shock. Oh Lord, help and guild your children. I know this world is not ours, we are only passing through but we need to stay alive to achieve our dreams before death comes. May his beautiful soul rest in perfect peace. Amen!

  14. The girl who drinks kai kai

    June 8, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Jesus Christ,
    his wife passed recently. How can he pass too?
    Jehovah Nissi take control!
    I am so saaad!
    God pls be with his family

  15. Ephi

    June 8, 2016 at 6:27 am

    OMG 🙁

  16. Noms

    June 8, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Ohhhhh No. Their ids must be devastated…losing mum and dad in the space of less than a year.
    RIP Sir and thank you for giving us a trophy after sooooooo many years of being trophyless. Pray the Lord consoles all he left behind.

  17. Presh

    June 8, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Jeez so this is really true! So sad

  18. stella

    June 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Lord pls let this be a rumour.

  19. forreal

    June 8, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Oh no,am sure he could not take d wife,s death,and he was looking depressed, God help his children to fulfil their destiny,rest in peace Keshi,how my hubby loved his person

  20. Anon

    June 8, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Shocked! Sad!!

  21. Bennie

    June 8, 2016 at 7:00 am

    So so sad. May his soul rest in perfect peace

  22. o

    June 8, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Shocking!!! His wife died in December,…. oh God the poor kids… RIP Stephen Keshi??

  23. Martha Ako

    June 8, 2016 at 7:01 am

    God whyyy .. oh!

  24. King Bey

    June 8, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Rip sir to the only Nigerian coach who has brought us trophy

  25. Dee

    June 8, 2016 at 7:06 am

    So shocking and painful. May his soul rest in peace and his family be comforted.

  26. Naked

    June 8, 2016 at 7:23 am

    “The Big Boss,” you came like the rising of the sun ☀ and departed at dawn without any notice. And this is the end of your watch and life’s transient dream. I’m still in shock.

  27. Abigail Zambia

    June 8, 2016 at 7:25 am

    So sad to learn the passing of Mr Keshi. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Zambia mourns with the family and the nation of Nigeria!!

  28. nene+

    June 8, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Oh my God!!! Sad sad sad and very sad!
    Oh dear coach, Wao what a loss? Stephen Okechukwu Keshi! So sad!
    What could have happened? Grief from loss of his wife I guess! So sad no emergency in Nigeria!

    • nene+

      June 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

      This PMB regime has witnessed several deaths. Has any one noticed? Nigerians seem very sad!
      God please help Nigerians in Jesus name!
      You are free to counter but this is my observation! Too many “gone too soon’s”. God please help.

    • Fact

      June 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

      @ Nene people die daily and in every regime. Stop your superstitious beliefs. God gives and God takes. Stop trying to create unnecessary stigma where there is none. V. bad habit that adds no value. May Stephen Keshi rest in peace.

    • nene+

      June 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Superstition?Not exactly friend.
      Just agree for once.
      It an obvious observation. Except the oblivious.

    • observer

      June 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

      When people refuse to come to terms with the truth.
      @Facts you are either deaf or blind.
      This year alone, i have heard that too many people died.

    • Andy

      June 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

      How can you be bringing politics into a death as sad as this? You really have a problem.

    • alarmed

      June 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Although i usually don’t agree with nene’s alarms. I will have to agree on this one. Too many deaths and i am not being political here.
      Hardship,hunger ,job insecurity is severe under PMB.

    • Yeyeperry

      June 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      People sha! So now it is Buhari’s regime that is the reason for deaths ba?
      When Obj was in power there were 2 major plane crashes, one, a few hours from the death of Stella.
      When Jonathan was in power, on many occasions people had major accidents whenever mama peace went anywhere.
      So was it anybody’s fault that these things happened?

    • Haba

      June 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Nene, I guess PMB regime also killed Prince and Muhammed Ali, right? You really should borrow brain sometimes

  29. Boyle

    June 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

    oh no! d gud ones don’t last…feelin sad

  30. Libby

    June 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Omg! How sad, only 54 too! far too young. RIP Steven !

  31. Bubu

    June 8, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Waking up to this is soo sad. I just feel soo down about this I don’t know why. I wish it’s not true. Some people never recover from a spouse death.. May God give his children the strength to bear this loss.

  32. Ada Nnewi

    June 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Oh my….. this is so so sad…May his soul R.I.P…

  33. Seun

    June 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Very sad,R I P.

  34. RIFF RAFF

    June 8, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Just went back to read previous posts about him; This is the man on whom people rained thousand abuses (arrogant fool, chewing gum like christmas goat etc), threatened his family and blamed him for EVERYTHING wrong with the Super Eagles. Even when his contract was terminated. The man even begged to left alone. in order to spend time with his family…. but no.
    Now everyone is “so sorry” and RIP-ing.
    Now everyone be like “he is one the best coaches Nigeria ever had” . Oh really?
    RIP to one of the most (injustly) insulted personalities in Nigeria,

    Only because of football…. kicking ball here and there, then sending it inside net.

    If football could develop a nation, Brazil would have been the most developed nation in the world, u know. Food for thought

    • nene+

      June 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I saw same and i wondered why the whole insults.
      One thing with Keshi was he never showed his bitterness nor ruffled.
      All that insulted must be feeling very. Chewing gum like goat huh?

    • Fact

      June 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Nene go and clean your mind….life happens.
      Back in the day we had several plane crashes in another regime and I’m sure you were one of those who blamed the regime instead of holding the poor safety aviation measures accountable.
      Do you accuse regimes when good things happen as well? God (and not presidents ) controls life. Stop it, it’s very backward thinking. I can’t even imagine you as someone’s mother in law…

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      June 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

      That’s because we absolutely love to administer “medicine after death” as Nigerians. It’s our unique thing.

      Think on it for a minute – someone dies having lived an impoverished life. It’s during their burial that the money which would have been appreciated during their lifetime will suddenly be lavishly revealed, in a bit to “honour” their death.

      Or a person who’s constantly bashed on social media, unfortunately, passes on. You’ll see the emphatetic hash tags being released en masse, to show the lifeless body all the love which wasn’t available to it when it was still breathing.

      It’d be funny if it wasn’t so maddening.

      May Divine comfort cover this grieving family.

    • Mz_Danielz

      June 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      This art of eulogizing the dead and making their loss seem so irreparable is one we can export to other nations. That’s a line from an article in the 1st UME exam in past questions. 11 years since I wrote that exam, I can’t forget that line

      We always celebrate dead people

  35. Benson Ossai

    June 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    My coacheeeee,Stephen i will miss you.The Big boss i will surely miss you.Oh no.I have been sniveling since i heard the news.

  36. olu

    June 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    i am so pained, considering the fact that his wife died not too long ago, my heart goes out to his kids and family…………..RIP Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

  37. nmadeevah

    June 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

    O wow, speechless! R.I.P STEPHEN, Rest in God’s Bossom .

  38. Cookie

    June 8, 2016 at 8:28 am

    How does one wake up to such sad news…Don’t even know him personally yet the pain in my heart has refused to go.. This life is indeed not our own,we are just passing through..Oh death why? RIP Mr Stephen Keshi you ran a good race and you will be remembered,not only in Nigeria,but around the globe… Life,hmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Wife died December 2015,husband June 8 2016. May God give their kids beauty for ashes and may he comfort the family.

    • ooo

      June 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

      He’s not dead, Old Nigga faked his death to escape President Buhari’s Man hunt.

      Everyone knows he was Tight with the Drunk from Otueke…Faking deaths is how you escape EFCC these days(Apparently)

    • anonymous

      June 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

      How stupid and insensitive can you be?

    • Lola

      June 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Shut up!How did you know he fake his death? You people just like spewing rubbish .

    • anonymous

      June 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

      @ooo, your miserable name sounds as stupid as your comment. why in heavens name will u even make a joke out of this issue, I mean the death of an icon like Stephen Keshi and also to one of the best Presidents Nigeria ever had?

    • Iris

      June 8, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Whoever created the word ‘callous’ had you in mind.
      Are you serious? Really, are you bloody serious?

    • E. Alabi

      June 8, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Amen! These are sad days, as just yesterday, I received news of the demise of my secondary school mate. I was still trying to overcome the sadness only to wake up this morning with
      news of Keshi’s death! Oh God have mercy on us. May the families that have lost loved ones recently be comforted.

    • Neyo

      June 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Sir, which school?

  39. Cynical

    June 8, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Honestly this is so sad. Did this kids really need to lose their dad so soon after their mum? All these heartbreak is too much na. This is when one starts asking questions nobody has answers to. The church people will say there is a reason for everything,what could possibly be the reason God.????I don’t understand life sometimes. Rest in peace Stephen Keshi. I pray especially for your kids during this difficult time,that they’ll find peace somehow.

  40. micheal adeyemo

    June 8, 2016 at 9:42 am

    what a painfull story…..that my dream mentor stella keshi is gone……baba god you know the best but nigeria and me…micheal adeyemo is going to miss your good work you have done……i pray to almight god to give you a prefect still we meet again…may god protectyour family for me….wish i could get in contact any of the family to have a word with them..thank you

  41. Stuz

    June 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Chai! This is so sad. May God console his now orphaned kids

  42. Laura

    June 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Oh my God !!! No!!! This is not true!! This is not happening! !! *tears*

  43. O~Intuition!

    June 8, 2016 at 10:44 am

    SAD!

  44. Bella

    June 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Very saddened to hear about this .. kai God , what of his kids . I couldnt believe it when i read the headline this morning, but Why na? so young and what of his kids? God may you allow him RIP . IJN Amen.

  45. Kemi

    June 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

    May the G0d Lord have mercy. This is so sad. Rest in peace Steven Keshi. I pray God will grant him eternal rest and keep his children.

    My people this world is not our home, it is like a marketplace heaven is our home. Here today gone tomorrow. The issue of accepting the Lord as our Lord and Saviour is a critical one. The bible says what does it profit a man to gain the world and loses his soul nothing. Whatever we amount to in this world the salvation of our soul is more important. We will not die young IJN, amen.

  46. osovbonken

    June 8, 2016 at 11:10 am

    just too sad he lost his wife just few months back. he must have heartbroken.unconfirmed reports says he had cardiac arrest this morning n died. God bless your soul great Man

  47. Nene.God is still being merciful on you

    June 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    All your post comes across with negativity.Good people are dieing,you need to repent,your time of grace will soon end.Rest in peace,the bigg boss.

  48. deedee

    June 8, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Rest in perfect peace Stephen Keshi, may God Almighty give his family the fortitude to bear this great loss……

  49. Zain

    June 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Rip Steven Keshi; but @adannewi you are really a hypocrite. How market? Hope the almighty buhari is treating you and your family well. When national issues are been discussed on this forum you go on AWOL and start commenting on a different avatar.
    You are a Coward.

    • Haba

      June 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      It’s like the only thing you do on BN is stalk Ada Nnewi upandan meanwhile the babe has just totally ignored you. You better stop carrying her case on your head like gala, life is very brief as we all can see.

  50. RIFF RAFF

    June 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I won’t be surprised if they start pinning medals of valour (or whatever u call it) on his coffin….this man was not even allowed to grieve his wife privately with his family. I won’t be suprised if that contributed to the cardiac arrest. Too much witheld grief killed this man. Yes, grief can kill.
    I’ve just read a letter of someone apolozing to GEJ for all the insults heaped on him, now that GMB seems to be equally stuck on what to do, concerning our economy.

  51. wendy

    June 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    May You Rest In peace. may the Lord guide, protect and lead your family!

  52. kahzim

    June 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    may your soul rest in peace

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