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Oritsejafor CAN sympathises with late Stephen Keshi's family

It prayed God to grant his immediate family, Nigeria and the global football community, the fortitude to bear the great loss.

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Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the entire Christian Community, have commiserated with the family of the late Stephen Keshi.

A statement signed by Rev Musa Asake, General Secretary of CAN, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, also commiserated with football-loving Nigerians over his demise.

It said CAN was pained with shock and a deep sense of loss to have received the news of the death of the former Super Eagles Captain and Coach.

``Indeed, his passing is a great loss to the footballing community around the world and the Church.

``Definitely, he would be greatly missed. CAN, as a family, stands by the family of the deceased at this time of grief.

``We pray that the Lord will comfort and uphold the family left behind as they take solace in Christ Jesus.

``We want the family to also be consoled that Keshi impacted on the lives of millions of football followers; he lived a good life, ran and won a good race,’’ the statement said.

It prayed God to grant his immediate family, Nigeria and the global football community, the fortitude to bear the great loss.

CAN, it said, also prayed that Nigeria's football house would learn from the experiences of the round leather hero, who won many laurels for the nation in time past and for God to grant his soul eternal rest.

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