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Keshi: Dalung says children are not forgotten

09 September 2016, 14:23

Lagos - Sports Minister Solomon Dalung says the federal government has not forgotten the family of late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi.

Keshi died of a suspected cardiac arrest on June 8, 2016 at the age of 54 in Benin City, News24 reports.

The sports ministry could not financially assist during the burial, and the minister given hope to the children of the late 2013 AFCON winner.

Also seePHOTOS: Stephen Keshi buried in Delta State

“Of course, we had the challenge of the paucity of funds which even characterised our preparation for the Olympics. When we are able to get funds approved for us we could be investing in the children and the family because the man has gone but left a very great family.” He told Punch.

“Whatever the Federal Government approves would be invested so that it can sustain them instead of going to organise a burial for people to come eat and drink. That was the wisdom.”

Keshi was buried in Delta State amidst weeping and wailing.

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