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Stephen Keshi 5 most memorable career moments of late Super Eagles coach

Pulse Sports take a look at the five most memorable career moments of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

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Stephen Keshi Dead play Stephen Keshi died from cardiac arrest on Wednesday, June 8 (Getty Images)

Nigerian and world football were stunned to hear about the death of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

Keshi who won the African Cup of Nations twice-as a player and a coach- died from cardiac arrest in his family house in Edo State.

Pulse Sports take a look at the five most memorable moments of his career

1. Super Eagles debut

Stephen Keshi play Keshi made his Super Eagles debut in 1981 (Niaraland )

 

'The Big Boss', as he was fondly called, made his first appearance for the Super Eagles in 1981 at age 20 and the central defender retired in 1994 after picking up 64 caps and scoring nine goal.

2. African Cup of Nations win as a captain

  play Stephen Keshi won AFCON as a player in 1994 (BBC Sports)

 

Stephen Keshi was the captain of the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia. The former defender led the defence as Nigeria conceded just three goals on the path to victory.

3. Qualified Togo for first ever World Cup

Stephen Keshi play Stephen Keshi led Togo to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup (BBC)

 

Keshi was coach of the Togo national football team from 2004 and 2006, during which time he surprisingly guided them to their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in Germany 2006, the first ever Nigerian coach to achieve that feat.

4. AFCON win as Super Eagles coach

Jay Jay Okocha, kanu Nwankwo and Stephen Keshi play Stephen Keshi won AFCON again, this time as Super Eagles coach (Getty Images )

 

Keshi was appointed coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2011 and led the country to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He became only the second person-first was Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary- to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and coach.

5. CAF Coach of the Year

Yaya Toure and Stephen Keshi play

Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi (R) who was declared African Coach of the Year speaks sitting beside Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and winner of CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Lagos on January 9, 2014.

(PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Coach Stephen Keshi was declared African Coach of the Year of 2014 at the GLO-CAF awards that held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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