Former Super Eagles captain and later coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi,54, died early today (Wednesday, June 8, 2016) in Benin city, Edo state, of cardiac arrest … six months after his wife of 35 years, Kate, died of cancer complications on December 9, 2015.
The football bigwig was said to have been inconsolable, heart broken, depressed and sad following his wife’s death, and hardly recovered from her loss. Some are saying Keshi died of hypertension and broken heart.
A statement published by thecable.ng , signed by Keshi’s family member, Emmanuel Ado, titled: ‘Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife’ read-
“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Frederick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.
“Our son, brother, father, father in law, brother in law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem), Mrs. Kate Keshi,who passed on on the 9th of December, 2015.
“Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.
“We thank a God for his life.
“We want to ask for understanding in this difficult time for the family “.