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Stephen Keshi 7 notable moments in the life of ex-Super Eagles coach

And as friends, colleagues, players mourn the sudden death of the ex-Super Eagles skipper at the age of 54, here are 7 of the notable moments in his life.

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Before his death on in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, ex-Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Keshi made notable impacts on the Nigerian football scene.

And as friends, colleagues, players mourn the sudden death of the ex-Super Eagles skipper at the age of 54, here are 7 of the notable moments in his life.

Stephen Keshi Dead play Stephen Keshi searching for a job in South Africa (Getty Images)

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  • Stephen Keshi reportedly died of cardiac arrest few hours before he was scheduled to return to the United States of America.

  • Stephen Keshi lost his wife of 33 years to cancer in 2015.

  • Keshi is survived by his mother and four children.
    Jay Jay Okocha, kanu Nwankwo and Stephen Keshi play

    Jay Jay Okocha, kanu Nwankwo and Stephen Keshi

    (Getty Images )

  • Keshi won the African Nations Cup at Tunisia in 1994 as the captain of the Super Eagles.

  • Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 as the coach of the Super Eagles in 2013.

  • He joined the Super Eagles as a defender and played for the national team from 1981 to 1995.

  • Keshi received two prestigious award at the Confederation of African Football Award as CAF Coach of the Year and CAF Legend award.

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