Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has released a statement mourning Stephen Keshi who died in the early hours of today June 8th. Keshi is from Delta state. Read Governor Okowa’s statement below
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the family of the late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, and the entire football loving fans in Nigeria over the demise of the late Super Eagles former Captain and Coach. The remarkable achievements recorded by the Nigeria Super Eagles in 1994 and 2013 were unarguably due to his indefatigable role as the Captain and Coach of the Super Eagles in those glorious years culminating in the winning of the African Nations Cup.
Delta State and indeed Nigerians has lost a great man whose contributions to the football world can best be described as legendary. He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in several ways. I therefore urge all who mourn the demise of Stephen Keshi to take solace in the fact that his was a life of great accomplishments and service to humanity in which we give thanks to the Almighty God for the indelible footprints of his achievements in the sands of time.”the statement read
Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog