BUHARI MOURNS: KESHI GAVE NIGERIA HIS ALL
Like nearly all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari, is also saddened by the sudden and shocking exit of venerated Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Aged 54, Keshi, who lost his wife, Kate, to cancer only 5 months ago, died in Benin City, Edo State, throwing the entire nation, particularly the sporting world, into deep mourning.
His death has been attributed to cardiac arrest.
Taking to his Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, President Buhari who is vacationing in London and also receiving treatment for an ear infection said:
“Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen.
“President Buhari commiserates with the family of the late Stephen Keshi, and with the entire country, on his untimely passing.
“Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi. He gave this country his all. May his soul rest in peace.”
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