Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, lost his wife, Katherine Keshi, in the early hours, according to reports. Reacting to the incident, ex-Eagles team coordinator, Emmanuel Attah, took to social media to share in the grief of the former Super Eagles captain.
“A very sad day for me. Received early this morning the news of the death in far away USA, of the woman I fondly call my mummy. The wife of the coach I so love and worked with in the Super Eagles, the big boss Stephen Keshi. Simply unbelievable, it’s like a dream.
“But who are we mortals to question God’s will, for he alone lives forever. Rest in peace mummy. My big boss, it’s a big loss to we all, be consoled and take heart. She was so passionate about the national team and always prays for us to succeed,” he wrote on his official Facebook page.
However, unverified reports suggest that Keshi’s wife had been battling cancer for about 10 years now, until she finally gave up the ghost on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on Thursday afternoon condoled with Keshi, over the demise of his wife. Pinnick, who spoke at length with Keshi over the phone, as news of the tragic incident filtered through, prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the sudden loss.