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PHOTOS: Stephen Keshi buried in Delta State

29 July 2016, 17:16Israel Ojoko

Illah - The late Stephen Keshi was finally buried in his hometown in Illah, Delta State on Friday.

Keshi died on June 8, 2016 in Benin City of a suspected heart attack.

The final burial rites began on Wednesday in Abuja, and on Thursday, a novelty match that featured some members of the victorious 1994 squad, was held on his behalf in Benin City.

Former Eagles stars including Uche Okechukwu, Austin Eguavoen, Victor Ikpeba and Peter Rufai were among those who played in a novelty match when the remains of Stephen Keshi were laid in state at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

On Friday, his body was conveyed to his hometown – Illah in Delta State.

The former Super Eagles coach was laid six feet under the ground amidst weeping and wailing.

Keshi played for 11 clubs during his playing career making a total of 386 appearances scoring 51 goals.

In Africa, he played for ACB Lagos, New Nigerian Bank, Stade d'Abidjan, African Sports, he then moved to Europe and played for Lokeren, Anderlecht, RC Strasbourg, RWDM, CCV Hydra, Sacramento Scorpions, Perlis FA.

Keshi managed three national teams in Africa -Togo (2004-2006, 2007-2008 & 2011), Mali (2008-2010), Nigeria (2011-2014, 2015) where he won the 2013 AFCON.

- News24 Nigeria


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