Breaking News: Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Dies

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Stephen Keshi passed away  in Benin City, Edo state

The football fraternity woke up to sad news that former Nigerian football coach and legend Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi has died in the early hours of Wednesday.

The 54 year old mentor was scheduled to return to the United States on Wednesday evening before he suffered cardiac arrest. Keshi was tipped to replace Eric Tinkler as Orlando Pirates coach in the upcoming season.

“Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife”

Stephen Keshi

 

Meanwhile, the family has released a statement announcing his passing.

The statement signed by Emmanuel Ado was titled: “Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife”.

“With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi,” Ado wrote.

“Our son, brother, father, father-in-law,brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015.

“Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.

“We thank God for his life.

“We want to ask for understanding in this very difficult time for the family.”

 

 

 

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Bafana Bafana squad has been announced

Football - SAFA - Mens Team Announcement - Cape Town Civic Centre - Cape Town

Shakes Mashaba announced his Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming friendlies against Swaziland and Nigeria.

Bafana Bafana will face Swaziland in Mbabane in March 25th, before returning to South Africa to play Nigeria on March 29th at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:
Jackson Mabokgwane, Itumeleng Khune, Brilliant Khuzwayo.

Defenders:
Anele Ngcongca, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Thabo Matlaba, Thapelo Morena, Erick Mathoho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Sibusiso Khumalo, Daniel Cardoso.

Midfielders:
Lebogang Phiri, Oupa Manyisa, Andile Jali, Dean Furman, Mandla Masango, Cole Alexander, Thuso Phala, Jabulani Shongwe, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi, Bongani Zungu, Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Strikers:
Tokelo Rantie, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Thabo Mnyamane, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Siphelele Ntshangase.