The children of the late Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi are presently in the country for the funeral of their father.
“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.”
Keshi’s daughter, Ifeyinwa alongside her husband, Emeka based in North Carolina, USA also came into the country on Tuesday.
Keshi Jnr thanked the federal government, the national assembly, the
federal ministry of youth and sports, the Nigeria Football Federation,
the governments of Edo and Delta states, ex-internationals and countless
corporate bodies for all the good word since the death of his father.
“I cannot thank everyone enough,” he said.
“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