Dalung inaugurates funeral committee for late Super Eagles great

Dalung in Abuja on Friday, charged the committee to document the life history of Keshi as a reference for the younger generation.

Keshi's sack has been envisaged by many following the report that he had applied for the position of Ivory Cost's national team head coach.

Keshi who led Nigeria to two African Cup of Nations title-one as a captain and the other as a coach- died on Wednesday, June 8 from suspected cardiac arrest.

“This event is significant because apart from formally starting the burial ceremonies, it also signals government’s commitment under President Muhammadu Buhari to honour its sporting heroes both living and dead,” Dalung is quoted to say by .

“No sacrifice for this country will go unrewarded. When someone dies in this country, his history is forgotten. I don’t want this committee to allow this to happen. In writing the history of Keshi, it should be well-documented. The essence of this committee is to try to bring the complete life record of Keshi for people to study. It is not for us to change it. We want it written the way he was.

“We want the young ones to know Keshi as he was and study his life and times. There are people who will be inspired reading about what he did. His contributions as a player, captain and coach should be well-documented because they all have different contributions to help in the development of young people.”

Keshi funeral has been reportedly scheduled to hold later in the month.

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