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Stephen Keshi Ex-defender is 5th dead member of Tunisia 94 squad

Keshi has joined his former teammates Rashidi Yekini, Uche Okafor, Wilfried Agbonavbare and Thompson Oliha in the afterlife.

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Stephen Keshi

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Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is the fifth dead member of Nigeria’s victorious squad to 1994 African Cup of Nations.

Keshi joined his former teammates Rashidi Yekini, Uche Okafor, Wilfried Agbonavbare and Thompson Oliha in the afterlife on Wednesday, June 8.

The former defender died from a cardiac arrest at his family house in Edo State.

Keshi was the captain of the team under Clemens Westerhof that went all the way to win the title.

  play Stephen Keshi was the captain of the team that won 1994 AFCON (BBC Sports)

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He played a major part in Super Eagles defence that conceded just three goals on the path to victory.

The first player from that team that died was Uche Okafor who was found hanging at his Dallas, Texas home in January 2011. A preliminary report by the Dallas police ruled that the former defender hanged himself.

Four Years remembrance - Uche Okafor murdered in his Dallas home today on January 6, 2011 play Uche Okafor was also part of the team that won 1994 AFCON (Vanguard Nigeria)

 

Next was Yekini, who finished highest goal scorer at Tunisia 94 and was named best player of the competition.

Rashidi Yekini play Yekini finished as highest goalscorer at Tunisia 94 (Empics Sport)

 

Oliha died due to complications from malaria in June 2013. At the time of his death he was an assistant coach for the Kwara Football Academy.

Thompson Oliha, died June 30, 2013 play Oliha died due to complications from malaria in June 2013 (Getty Images)

Wilfred Agbonavbare, died January 26 2015 play Agbonavbare was a back to Peter Rufai at the tournament (Pulse)

 

Agbonavbare was the back-up goalkeeper to first choice Peter Rufai at Tunisia 94. He died of cancer in January 2015.

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