NFF celebrates Stephen Keshi’s 57th posthumous birthday

Stephen Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday paid tribute to former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, on what would have been his 57th birthday.

Born on January 23, 29162, the former national team skipper died from a suspected heart attack on June 7, 2016 in Benin City, Edo State.

In a message posted on social media, the NFF prayed that his soul continues to rest in peace.

“We are sending blessings on the wings of a dove, not only for today but every day hereof. Keep resting Legend!” the football body which was accused of disrespecting Keshi while he was alive wrote on Instagram.

Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.

He represented the country at the 1994 World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter.

As manager, he led Nigeria to the AFCON title in South Africa in 2013, becoming one of only two people, along with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the title as both a player and coach.