By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick has paid tribute to ex-Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi, who passed awayÂ on WednesdayÂ morning.
Pinnick stated via the official Twitter page of the Nigeria Football Federation: â€œKeshi was a superhero. His death is a big loss to Nigeria as a nation, not only to Nigeria football.â€
Keshi began his professional career with ACB Lagos, followed by spells with New Nigeria Bank, Stade dâ€™Abidjan and Africa Sports in Ivory Coast.
In Europe, he played for Lokeren,Anderlecht, RC Strasbourg and RWDM before moving to the United States, where he represented CCV Hydra and Sacramento Scorpions.