Name stadium after Keshi, Supporters Club tells FG

By Daily Sports on June 9, 2016

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Dr Rafiu Oladipo, President-General, Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), has suggested the naming of a stadium in the country after the late Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi.

Keshi, a former Captain the Super Eagles, died in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin during a brief illness.

Oladipo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday that naming a stadium after Keshi would serve as a “befitting honour for the player who won the Nations Cup for Nigeria as a captain and as a coach.

“Keshi achieved the same feat as Clement Westerhoff who won the Nations Cup for the first time for Nigeria as the Super Eagles Coach in 1994 in Tunisia.

“Keshi as the Super Eagles Captain in 1994 recorded another glorious feat for Nigeria, winning the Nations Cup for Nigeria as coach in South Africa in 2013.”

The president-general, who said he did not want to sound political for mentioning the stadium to be named after Keshi, said that the gesture would immortalise him.

Oladipo who is also the President-General, African Football and Other Sports Supporters Club (AFOSSU), added that naming a stadium after Keshi would be a morale booster for other Nigerian coaches.

“Imagine, he just lost his wife, Kate last year December and suddenly, he too died without any sign of ailment. His untimely death is shocking.

“When I heard of his death, it baffled me because he showed no sign of any sickness. Nobody knows or heard that he was sick.

“We learnt of his death this morning, it’s a very big loss to Nigerian football, a very big loss to Nigerian sports and to Nigerians.

“Keshi, was a good player, a very a dependable captain of the Super Eagles and that standard he continued with as a coach of the Super Eagles.”

Meanwhile, Chris Giwa, the proprietor of Giwa FC of Jos, has joined other Nigerians in mourning Keshi.

“When I heard the news, I thought it was a stupid joke, when it was confirmed, I was alarmed; May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.”

NAN reports that Keshi had his appointment terminated by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as Head Coach sometime last year due to the lingering crises rocking the federation. (NAN)

•Photo shows late Coach Keshi.

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 9, 2016


 

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