2. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (The Big Boss)
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former coach of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, in Benin City, Edo state.
The sudden demise of the former international was confirmed by his relatives and close associates. “He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife,” one of his close friends said.
The Nigeria Football Federation also confirmed the tragic news on its official Twitter handle.
According to Keshi’s family member, Ricky Aburimen, the Super Eagle’s former coach complained of a leg ailment while holidaying at his Aiprport road home in Benin.
He said that Keshi was rushed to Faith Hospital in the Benin Government Reservation Area, where he died at about 3am.