Stephen Keshi’s Burial Rites Starts Today as Federal Government Pulls Out
The burial rites of former Super Eagles’ captain and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi will begin in Benin City, Edo State today meanwhile the federal government as pulled out of the event due to non availability of funds but promised to organize an event in the honour of the late coach after Olympics . On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that the final rites would now be confined to Edo and Delta States.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) delegation to the final rites will be led by the President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and will include, among others, Mr. Frank Ilaboya (Chairman of the Edo State Football Association), Mr. Neville Bekederemo (Chairman of NPFL side Warri Wolves FC) and Mr. Edema Fuludu (Chairman of Delta State League Management Company).
Keshi, one of only two men to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as player and as coach, died in Benin City on Wednesday, 8th June at the age of 54.