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Stephen Keshi Atiku mourns ex Super Eagles player, coach

Atiku expressed shock at the news of his death, describing it as the loss of a pacesetter and a national hero.

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has joined Nigerians to eulogise the late ex Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Keshi.

Atiku expressed shock at the news of his death, describing it as the loss of a pacesetter and a national hero.

The ex VP, in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Paul Ibe said “It saddens my heart to learn of the stunning news of the death of the golden boy of Nigerian football.

“His departure is more touching when one recalls that Keshi also lost his loving wife of 33 years, Kate, to cancer late last year, thus rendering their young children hapless orphans.

“While praying for the repose of the soul of this fallen hero, I would also beseech God Almighty to grant fortitude and grace to the mother, four children, family members and friends that the deceased compatriot left behind.”

Stephen Keshi died at the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Benin City, Edo State.

President Buhari also joined millions of Nigerians and the football world to mourn the coach who died at the age of 54.   

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