By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has described the death of a former captain and coach of the national football team, Mr. Stephen Keshi as a national loss to Nigeria.
Reacting to the news of the death of the Delta State born sportsman, Osinbajo is in facebook page on Wednesday also added that the successes recorded by Keshi was a testament to hard work.
â€œThe news of the sudden death of Mr. Stephen Keshi saddens our Nation. As captain and coach of our national football team, his service, dedication and achievements, including lifting the African Nations Cup both as a player and then as a coach, remain a great testament to the value of hard work.â€ The Vice President wrote.
According to the number two-man, Keshiâ€™s personal triumphs and pursuits as a world-class professional footballer inspired many young talented sportsmen and women around Africa to strive for excellence.
â€œHis great work with our youth and senior national teams unified our country and brought joy to many compatriots. His feats within and outside the country, are a rich legacy, which will continue to live on in our hearts.â€ He concluded.