President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has described former national team coach, Stephen Keshi, who died of suspected heart attack on Wednesday, as a superhero.
Pinnick, who Okayed Keshi’s dismissal as Super Eagles manager in July last year, leads others in mourning the only Nigerian to have won the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) as player and coach.
Keshi was one of Africa’s best known football coaches, having managed Togo, Mali and Nigeria.
Little wonder the world is paying tribute to the man affectionately known as the Big Boss.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick: “Keshi was a superhero. His death is a big loss to Nigeria as a nation, not only to Nigeria football.”
— The NFF (@thenff) June 8, 2016
— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) June 8, 2016
— Fatma Samoura (@fatma_samoura) June 8, 2016
Woke up to the sad news of the passing of my brother Stephen Keshi. I can’t believe it. I am in shock . Football legend. RIP
— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) June 8, 2016
It saddens me greatly to hear Stephen Keshi is no longer with us. The Nigeria coach that made many of my dreams come true. Rip friend
— Bright Dike (@bbright19) June 8, 2016
All at CFC are saddened to hear of former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi’s death. He worked with Mikel & Victor Moses. pic.twitter.com/ejohJrRSUP
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 8, 2016
— Oluwatoyin Ibitoye (@Toyin_Ibitoye) June 8, 2016
with deepest sadness I wake up to news that a legend, friend and gentleman Stephen “Big Boss” Keshi has passed away pic.twitter.com/U4pOyB6hjh
— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) June 8, 2016
I feel anguished waking up to the news that Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles captain and coach has passed on.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) June 8, 2016
Rest in Peace Stephen Keshi. We still cannot believe it. ???? pic.twitter.com/Dfvtcs5BaU
— PDP Nigeria (@PdpNigeria) June 8, 2016
Horrible news & Sad day as Our legendary Captain & brother Stephen Keshi dies.May his blessed soul rest in peace.we lost an iconic Hero 2day
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) June 8, 2016
— Sizwé Bànzî (@Minion_kb) June 8, 2016
RIP Stephan Keshi, our thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family. May your soul be at Peace. pic.twitter.com/ufeXcFYfmg
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 8, 2016
Very sad to hear about Stephen Keshi passing away,condolences to his family..An absolute gentleman off the field and a fantastic player..RIP
— Mark Fish (@markfish74) June 8, 2016