Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has condoled with former Nigeria
skipper and Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, who lost his darling wife Kate, on
NFF President Amaju Pinnick spoke at length with Keshi over the
phone on Thursday afternoon, as news of the tragic incident filtered into the
“This is devastating. To lose a spouse is the equivalent of a
tragedy. I pray that Almighty God will give you and the children the fortitude
to bear this huge loss,” Pinnick told Keshi over the phone.
The ‘Big Boss,’ who captained Nigeria for over 10 years, in the
process winning the Africa Cup of Nations gold, silver and bronze, coached the
squad to a third African title in South Africa early 2013.
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He was in charge of the Super Eagles between November 2011 and
June 2015, during which he also led the team to the Round of 16 at the FIFA
World Cup finals in Brazil.
“Keshi is a Nigerian hero and we mourn deeply with him at this
time. This has come like a big blow, but we pray that he receives divine
strength to cope with the situation, and we also pray that the Almighty God
will grant the departed eternal rest,” Pinnick added.