Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama and his former national team-mates in Odion Ighalo, Ogenyi Onazi, and Emmanuel Emenike lead other internationals to pay tribute to former national team captain and head coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi who passed on on Wednesday.
Keshi died in the early hours of Wednesday in his home in Benin City after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to his family.
Reacting to his death, members of the current national team squad some of whom he first handed a national team call-up have taken to social media to express their sadness over his departure while also raining praises on the Late coach.
True Legend the only man that believed in me, the only man that made me in super Eagles,the only man that has never stopped believing in me, the only man that surprised me on the day I needed him most in my dad’s burial, the only man that has never stopped advising me when he calls me , you will for ever stay in my heart the big boss RIP. A photo posted by Emmanuel Emenike (@emenike_9) on
— Elderson Echiejile (@EldersonEch) June 8, 2016
Keshi was Nigeria’s captain from 1983 to 1994, and won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in ’94, as well as appearing in the country’s first ever World Cup in the same year.
As a coach, he worked with the senior national teams of Togo, Mali and Nigeria.