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Bereaved South Africa coach mourns Keshi

09 June 2016, 21:38

Cape Town - Bereaved coach of Bafana Bafana of South Africa Shakes Mashaba has set aside his personal pain to mourn former Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi.

Keshi died on Wednesday in Benin City aged 54 after losing his wife to death in December, News24 reports.

Mashaba, who is preparing to bury his younger brother‚ Victor George Mashaba‚ said he was stunned when told that coaching colleague Keshi had suddenly passed away from an apparent heart attack at just 54 years old.

Also read: Nigeria Premier League to honour Keshi as NFF mourns

“What is really happening in the world of coaching? Not long ago it was Ted Dumitru and now Keshi — two giants in the space of a week!‚” a stunned Mashaba said on Sowetanlive.

“This is not only a loss for the family and the Nigerian community but the entire African continent and world at large. Personally‚ I am gutted as it comes at a time when I am preparing to bury my younger brother‚ who died on Tuesday.”

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