A Pioneer! Tributes to Stephen Keshi… Two Years after his Passing

A Pioneer! Tributes to Stephen Keshi… Two Years after his PassingFormer Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Today marks the second year since the death of former Super Eagles captain and Coach Stephen Keshi, who became the first Nigerian [ex player] to qualify the Country for the World Cup and also lead the team to the tournament as Coach.

As a player, Keshi captained the Super Eagles at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), that Nigeria eventually won and he guided the team as Head Coach to the 2013 Afcon.

Nigeria emerged champions of Africa for a third time in the competition’s history.


A former player of the national team as well as veteran Sports Analysts joined Brila FM to pay tribute to the late Icon.

A Pioneer, Keshi was the first Nigerian superstar; opening the door for Nigerian players to showcase their talents abroad, as per Nkechi Obi Managing Director/CEO Premium Sports Management.


According to former Super Eagles star, Ifeanyi Udeze “Keshi was a winner and passionate on the job, a fantastic individual and resolute Leader.”


The Big Boss died on June 7, 2016 in Benin City, Edo State.

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