Football fraternity mourns Nigeria legend Keshi
Keshi died in the early hours of Wednesday after suffering from a cardiac arrest, aged 54.
Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has sent a message of condolence to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its President, Amaju Pinnick.
“Stephen Keshi was a great man and a noble spirit, whose shining example of dedication to football and to footballers was not only to dedicated Nigeria but to several countries including Ghana as he mentored several Ghanaian players,” wrote the GFA President.
“Keshi’s death is not only a loss to our brothers Nigeria but also to the football fraternity of Ghana. He was greatly admired by all and he will indeed be sorely missed,” added Nyantakyi.
He confirmed the flags at the GFA headquarters would fly at half-mast as a token of the Ghana football fraternity’s deepest respect for Stephen Keshi.
English club, Chelsea, also paid its tributes.
A number of players Keshi groomed have played for the side over the years.
“All at CFC are saddened to hear of former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi’s death. He worked with (Obi) Mikel and Victor Moses,” Chelsea stated.
Veteran African football analyst, Farayi Mungazi, also paid his tributes.
“Stephen Keshi was not just a Nigerian football legend, the history books will record the Big Boss as an African legend,” Mungazi said.
– CAJ News
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