Son of late Super Eagles legend says he’s disappointed with Federal Government
Keshi’s son took to his Instagram to reveal his disappointment with the Federal Government's inability to properly honour his father.
Despite several promises from the Government to give late Keshi a grand send-off, the funeral was left for the just his family.
Special Adviser to the Sports Ministers, Solomon Dalung revealed that the Federal Government plan to properly honour the late Keshi after the Olympic Games in Rio.
“We don’t want a haphazard burial for such a great patriot, that is why the minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, has said the FG will play its own part after the Olympics”, Nneka Ikem Anibeze is quoted to say by African Sports.
“We will unveil details after the games.”
With the funeral taken over by the family, Keshi’s son took to his Instagram to reveal his disappointment with the Federal Government's inability to properly honour his father.
“I sat in front of the federal government on national television a few weeks ago and they promised they would honor pops the way he deserves,” he writes on Instagram.
He further revealed how the Federal Government made them change the date of the funeral several times in the hope that they would be involved in it.
“But they didn't do as promised, we aren't mad, nor sad, just disappointed, they should be ashamed of themselves,” the frustrated Keshi Junior adds.
“This sends a terrible message to our youth that are striving to do great things for Nigeria. The good thing is that We was raised not to ask for handouts.
“We don't owe anyone shit and we can say they owe pops everything. No salt, it is not the people's fault, we still love Nigeria as pops did.”
The funeral of the late Super Eagles great, Keshi kicked off in Benin with a church service at St’ Paul Catholic Church, Benin City on Thursday, July 28.
After the church service, a novelty match organised by Austin Eguavoen held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin which was followed by his body lying in state for fans to pay their last respect.
The funeral continued in his home state of Delta with a lying in state at the Stephen Keshi Stadium at Nnebisi Road before a requiem mass at the St’ John, the Evangelist Catholic Church in his hometown of Illah.
He was buried at his family home in Illah.
The Nigerian football great died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8 of cardiac arrest.
Keshi won the African Cup of Nations as a player and manager. He also managed the national teams of Togo and Mali.