Keshi buried as Delta set to immortalise late Eagles coach

By Fegor Oghene, Asaba

Delta State Government will soon reveal plans to immortalise late ex-Super Eagles Coach, Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi whose remains have been interred in his country home of Illa. 

Keshi who passed away in June, this year in his Benin home was buried in Illa, Delta State amidst tears by family members, associates as well as colleagues who played alongside with him in the national team.

The state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa was represented by his deouty, Kingsley Otuaro, who while delivering the speech of the governor during the funeral mass held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, said Keshi was a good ambassador of the state and that his memory would immortalised.

Okowa stated that immortalising the name of Keshi would be a mark of honour for his selfless service and contribution to the development of football in Nigeria.

“The government of Delta state is already working out modalities to immortalise our dear skippo because he brought so much excellence into the game of football and we are very proud of him.

“As Nigerians, we cannot in a hurry forget the contributions he has made to our nation. He came, saw and conquered. Adieu, the Big Boss,” Otuaro said.

The corpse of the ex-footballer was interred amidst tears by family members and colleagues after a funeral church service at the St. John the Evagelist Catholic Church, Illah, Oshimili North LGA of Delta state.

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