Before his death on in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, ex-Super Eagles player and coach,

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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.
  • 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.