Benin City - Another big star falls off the firmament
permanently as the remains of Nigeria football legend, Stephen Okechukwu
Chinedu Keshi, are interred at his hometown, Illah, Delta State on Friday.
The final rites began in Benin City, Edo State on Thursday
with a one –hour church service at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, off Airport
Road, before lying-in-state at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, where Keshi played
many matches for the New Nigeria Bank FC.
Also read: Stephen Keshi’s burial rites begin
A novelty match between ex –internationals and All-Stars at
the same venue, in honour of the former libero, ended 1-1. The body was later
taken to Asaba, the Delta State capital.
News24 had published photos of Keshi's burial rites in Benin on Thursday.
In Asaba, the remains of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
winning coach laid in state inside the Indoor Hall of the Keshi Stadium, named
after the legend by former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
On Friday, another church service is scheduled for Illah,
before internment. Reception will take place at the Omorka Primary School in
the serene town. For
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