Osinbajo Extols Late Keshi’s Virtues, Says His Death Saddens Nigeria TrendyVoice

8 June 2016

Osinbajo Extols Late Keshi’s Virtues, Says His Death Saddens Nigeria

ABUJA-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has
lauded the numerous legacies and feats of former
Super Eagles Coach, late Stephen Keshi who died
early hours of Wednesday, saying his demise has
plunged the country into a sad mood.
In a tribute personally signed by him, the Acting
president, on behalf of the country,
commiserated with the deceased children and
other members of his immediate family and
prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the

The statement read in full: "The news of the
sudden death of Mr. Stephen Keshi saddens our
Nation. As captain and coach of our national
football team, his service, dedication and
achievements, including lifting the African
Nations Cup both as a player and then as a coach,
remain a great testament to the value of hard
"His personal triumphs and pursuits as a world-
class professional footballer inspired many young
talented sportsmen and women around Africa to
strive for excellence.

"His great work with our youth and senior
national teams unified our country and brought
joy to many compatriots. His feats within and
outside the country, are a rich legacy, which will
continue to live on in our hearts.
"On behalf of the people and Government of
Nigeria, I commiserate with the family of Mr.

Stephen Keshi on this tragic loss.

"Our thoughts are with his children at this time of
sadness especially so soon after the loss of their
mother. We send our deepest condolences to
them and also to the countless friends he made
in a lifetime of service.
"We pray that God grants the family the fortitude
to bear the loss."

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