Steven Keshi To Be Immortalized By FG …Plans To Name Abuja National Stadium After Him

  The Federal Government have concluded plans to name the Abuja National Stadium after the illustrious ex footballer and late former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi for his contributions as both player and coach of the senior national team.
Keshi who died on June 8 in Benin City at the age of 54 has won the continent’s highest football prize, the Africa Cup of Nations, as a player and coach as well as qualified Nigeria for the FIFA World Cup and even equaled Eagles best ever performance.

 Ahead of his burial tentatively scheduled for July 27-29 in his ancestral home of Illah, Delta State, top government sources in Abuja revealed yesterday that a proposal to honour the late football legend has been tabled before the Presidency.
A family source who spoke on condition of anonymity hinted that children of the late Keshi had asked the government to honour their father with a lasting legacy.
Keshi’s body will lie in state at the National Stadium in Abuja, from where it would be moved to Benin City for another lying in state. From the Edo State capital, the body will move to the Delta State capital Asaba, from where it will make its final journey to Illah for burial.

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