How Stephen Keshi died in Benin

Family sources have explained how Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, former Nigerian football captain and coach, died.
Keshi, 54, died early today in Benin, capital of Edo State, just about six months after his wife, Kate, died in the United States.

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According to close family sources, Keshi complained of being unwell just before midnight on Tuesday and he was found to be gasping for breath.

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He was rushed to Faith Hospital in the Benin Government Reservation Area. He died around 00.30 this morning.

His body has been deposited at the Central Hospital in the city.

Keshi was born in Azare Bauchi state on 23 January, 1962.

He spent most of his growing up years in Lagos. He started playing football for the defunct African Continental Bank in 1979.

He joined the New Nigerian Bank in 1980 and played for four years. He joined Stade d’Abidjan in 1985.

Two years after, Keshi moved over to Lokeren in Belgium, a country where he also played for Anderlecht.

Keshi played for Nigeria between 1981 and 1995, making 64 appearances.

He was appointed manager of the Nigeria national team in 2011, during which he qualified Nigeria for the World Cup in Brazil and also won the African Nations Cup in 2013.

Only Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, had won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach, before Keshi.
Keshi also coached Togo and Mali before being appointed to lead Nigeria.



  1. I can’t count pples dat have died during this Buhari tenure… Buhari Buhari Buhari how many time i call you? please and please resign

    • @zulu I guess U wll also say Buhari killed Muhammad Ali and even the Brazilian minister. Abeg na person die here o #respect. RIP keshi.

  2. May the soul of the departed find eternal rest in the bossom of the Lord and may the good Lord grant the family strength to bear their loss, Amen.

  3. RIp.
    Accept Jesus now, so that you can be with him in heaven after you might have also ended your journey in this world.

  4. Only a mad man will respect other countries’ presidents and disrespect his own president. As if people didn’t die during Jonadull. RIP the “Big Boss”. Greet your wify!

  5. Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity. No matter how rich, famous, influential we are in this world, all will end in death one day. Live your life with care and Gods love bcos anyday could be your last

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