The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday paid tribute to the late head coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, who died from cardiac arrest on June 7, 2016, in Benin City at the age of 54.
A tweet by the NFF read: “Today we remember former @NGSuperEagles captain and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. Big Boss we miss you, continue to rest in the Lord’s bosom. #WeRememberKeshi.”
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) also paid tribute to the late Keshi on Twitter.
“Today we remember Captain Fantastic, Stephen Keshi, who left our world on this sad day 4 years ago.
“In 2013 Keshi became the second person to win the #TotalAFCON title as player (1994) and coach, when he led @NGSuperEagles to their third trophy in South Africa,” the football body wrote.
Born on January 23, 1964, the former Super Eagles defender represented Nigeria at four Africa Cup of Nations competitions (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994) and played one game at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S. (USA ’94).
Keshi led Togo as coach to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and also led Nigeria to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
He also won the Africa Cup of Nations title as a player in 1994.
The former Lokeren and Anderlecht star also guided Nigeria to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil equalling the country’s best ever feat of a second-round berth with the team.