What are the reasons of Super Eagles coach death? When are the burials of Stephen Keshi going to take place? Read the article to learn the latest news about the football player.
Stephen Keshi's latest news
The former captain and soccer head coach of the national team of Nigeria Stephen Keshi died at the age of 54 years. This news is in Twitter of Nigerian football federation (NFF). Cause of death, according to experts, is a heart attack. However, Keshi's friends note that earlier he never complained of problems of this plan. 53-year-old Stephen Keshi had to arrive on June 8 in the USA, but he hasn't departed from Nigeria. He had a heart attack, as a result of which he has died. 'No external displays of heart troubles existed. I am afraid, he couldn't recover after death of his wife' – the close friend of Keshi has told. The date of Stephen Keshi burial is unknown yet.
Stephen Keshi Nigeria
As a football player, Stephen Keshi is known, first of all on performances for Belgian Anderlecht as part of which he became the champion of the country. He won the Cup twice and participated in Champions League matches. In his asset, there are also games for national team of Nigeria. He played 64 matches and have 9 scored goals.
Stephen Keshi coach
He began career of trainer in Football federation of Nigeria, where he was a head coach of youth team in the championship of Africa in 2001, which took place in Ethiopia. Till 2004 the man worked in trainer's headquarters of the national team of Nigeria.
In April 2004, Keshi have headed the national team of Togo. Under the leadership of the trainer, the national team passed qualification to the Cup of Africa 2006, where Emmanuel Adebayor made his success. This qualification has also given way to the World Cup of 2006. On the Cup of Africa, the national team played unsuccessfully, and before the World Cup in Germany, Keshi was replaced by Otto Pfister. However, this castling hasn't brought desirable results, and in February 2007 Stephen Keshi returned on a post of head coach. On the following Cup of Africa, the national team hasn't broken through, and Keshi left a post in March 2008.
In April 2008, he signed two-year contract with the national team of Mali. The team has broken through on the Cup of Africa 2010, but didn't leave group. Then Keshi has left team. In March 2011, for short term, he returned to the national team of Togo.
At the end of 2011, Keshi headed the national team of Nigeria. Under his management, Nigeria left in a final tournament of the Cup of Africa 2013, on which it became a winner of tournament, having beaten in the playoffs Côte d'Ivoire with Mali, and Burkina Faso in final. This victory became the third for Nigeria in cup finals of Africa, and the second personally for Stephen Keshi who earlier won a tournament in 1994 as football player. He also became the first Nigerian trainer who managed to win the Cup of Africa.