The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday remembered the late Super Eagles captain and Coach Stephen Keshi who died exactly one year ago Today.
The FA led commemorative messages in honor of the Nigerian football legend, tweeting an emotional eulogy to the former defender.
“We say not in grief you are no more, but we live in thankfulness that you were. Rest on BIG BOSS! Late Stephen Keshi (23/01/62 – 7/6/2016).”
We say not in grief you are no more, but we live in thankfulness that you were. Rest on BIG BOSS! Late Stephen Keshi (23/01/62 – 7/6/ 2016) pic.twitter.com/NCetY6EAlF
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) June 6, 2017
Several players of the Super Eagles also tweeted:
It’s one year now, I will never forget you sir you gave me the opportunity that made me what I am today Rest In Peace. BIG BOSS🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/rC1FtPYrDK
— Onazi Ogenyi Eddy (@OnaziOgenyi) June 7, 2017
The man who made my dream a reality!!Keep resting well Big boss.🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/LNCaCVkBYn
— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) June 7, 2017
A year ago, we lost a legend. Coach Stephen Keshi the Big Boss. Continue to rest. pic.twitter.com/6GrUKyRhul
— Shehu Abdullahi (@OfficialShehu) June 7, 2017
— Shooting Stars SC (@Official3SC) June 7, 2017
Meanwhile, counting down to Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa, the FA tweeted:
“Nigeria is on the march again. There’s no stopping us. We are confident. We are winners. We are SUPER! #SoarSuperEagles.”
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) June 7, 2017
The Eagles according to the NFF Twitter handle will hold their last open training session at 10am today.
The Director of Communications SAFA, Dominic Chimhavi who had earlier disclosed to brila.net that the Bafana contingent will arrive Lagos on Wednesday, also posted a message to honor the memory of Keshi.
One year since you left us legend.
You went too early RIP pic.twitter.com/L7U05XL6eT
— Dominic Chimhavi (@DChimhavi) June 7, 2017