The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has sent condolences to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and football stakeholders in Nigeria following the death of the country’s former player and coach.
Keshi passed away early on Wednesday 8 June just when he was linked with the Orlando Pirates job and I the condolence message, the FKF President Nick Mwendwa says the continent and the world has lost a great member of the football family.
In his statement, Mwendwa stated that Keshi’s knowledge, leadership, mentorship and general understanding of the game will be missed world over.
“Football Kenya Federation (FKF) wishes to send its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Nigerian Head Coach Stephen Keshi who passed on early Wednesday.
“Keshi’s understanding and knowledge of the game will greatly be missed not only on the African continent but world over.
“His untimely death has robbed the footballing world of a true legend, mentor, leader, believer and master of the game,” the statement reads.
Keshi faced Kenya thrice; twice as a coach in 2013 and once as a player in the 1992 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.