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Stephen Keshi & Shuaibu Amodu Senate mourns late Super Eagles greats

The Senate during the first day of their second legislative year eulogised the coaches and resolved to send a delegation to their families.

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Stephen Keshi Dead play The Senate will urge the Federal Government to immortalise Stephen Keshi (Getty Images)

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, June 14 joined millions of Nigerians and football fans worldwide to mourning the passing of former Super Eagles coaches, Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu.

Nigerian football last week experienced the shocking deaths of both legendary coaches who led the Super Eagles several times in their career.

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 of from suspected cardiac arrest while Amodu died three days later on Saturday, June 11.

Amodu Shuaibu play A one minute-silence was held for Amodu and Stephen Keshi (Complete Sports)

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The Senate on Tuesday during the first day of their second legislative year eulogised the coaches and resolved to send a delegation to their families.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba raised the motions on the demise of the former Super Eagles coaches before a one minute silence was held for them.

 

They also resolved to urge the Federal Government to immortalise the late Stephen Keshi.

Speaking on the coaches, Senate President Bukola Saraki said they will be greatly missed and also revealed that he was close friends with Keshi.

Bukola Saraki play Bukola Saraki says he was a close friend to Stephen Keshi (Twitter/Nigeria Sentate )

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Edo State Amodu was laid to rest on the day of his death in accordance with Islam rites while plans are still being made for the funeral of Keshi.

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