Players of the national team expected to be led by Super Eagles Skipper John Mikel obi will all be playing a part in the burial of Stephen Keshi scoops from the family of the deceased suggests.
While Abuja, the Federal Capital could be the first port of call, indications have already emerged that Keshi will be buried in his ancestral home of Illah, in Delta state, with the Federal Government, Edo, Delta and Cross River state governments already indicating interest to be part of the burial ceremony.
More states are expected to indicate interests in the coming days.
Family sources also disclosed that children of the Big Boss are also expected to start arriving from the United States later this week as arrangements peak for their father’s burial.
Sadly, just like Amodu, it has also been revealed that the NFF were owing Keshi entitlements until his death.
Close friends have in this light urged the leadership of the Federation to clear match bonuses and allowances owed Keshi before his death.
Keshi was understood to have still been owed for the games against Sudan, which was won in Abuja and the drawn game against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana played in Uyo, along with his officials before he died last week.
“Let them demonstrate their sudden love for him by paying to his family what it was that they owed to kick-start preparations for his burial”, an ex-player who does not want his name in print was quoted as saying in a statement by the erstwhile media officer for the Eagles, Ben Alaiya