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Stephen Keshi Family says no plans have been made for burial of late coach

Keshi's son was surprised to hear that his father's burial has been fixed upon his arrival into the country.

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The family of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, have refuted claims that the date has been set for the burial of the late coach.

This is according to his first son, Stephen Keshi Jnr, who arrived Nigeria on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

According to Vanguard, Keshi jnr, was accompanied by Victor Ugoh, a chemist based in the US  and former Super Eagles footballer, Victor Obinna Nsofor.

The late coach’s son expressed shock, having learnt that a date has been set for the burial of his father.

He said, “I just came into Nigeria on Tuesday night, and we read in the papers today that somebody has fixed a date for the burial.”

“I am shocked like my sisters and my brothers. Since our father died, nobody has spoken to us about how he died, and we have not even seen his corpse. Yet, someone is fixing a date for his burial!”

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He however thanked the Nigerian government, football federation and other supporters for the love shown to his father.

“I cannot thank everyone enough. We have only heard good and great words about our father since his death. I am going to Benin City now.”

“The family will sit down and come up with a date for the funeral, but we also appreciate that he was a national figure and will harmonize our plans with that of the Government and the NFF.”

“Our father was a loving family man and we will miss him greatly. Our joy is that he left a worthy legacy for Nigeria football and for his family.”

The death of Stephen Keshi was met with great disappointment. He was considered one of the influential people in Nigerian football.

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