Stephen Keshi tributes

Kenya Sports news:  Stephen Keshi, one of African football’s most recognisable figures, died on June 8, 2016, aged 54 (AFP Photo/Alexander ...

Kenya Sports news: 
Stephen Keshi, one of African football's most recognisable figures, died on June 8, 2016, aged 54 (AFP Photo/Alexander Joe)

Stephen Keshi, one of African football’s most recognisable figures, died on June 8, 2016, aged 54 (AFP Photo/Alexander Joe)

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 8 – Tributes were paid on Wednesday to former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack.

“Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen. He gave his country his all.”

– Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President

“A jewel.”

– Confederation of African Football boss Issa Hayatou

“This is devastating. We have lost a superhero.”

– Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

“The football family has lost a great member.”

– Fatma Samoura, FIFA secretary-general

“A great man and a noble spirit… a shining example of dedication to football and to footballers.”

– Ghana Football Federation president Kwesi Nyantakyi

“News of #StephenKeshi’s death is shocking! It’s a very sad day for #African soccer. #Keshi was a shining star, as player & manager.”

– African Union head Dlamini Zuma

“Horrible news & Sad day as Our legendary Captain & brother Stephen Keshi dies. May his blessed soul rest in peace. We lost an iconic Hero 2day.”

– Keshi’s Nigeria team-mate and former national team coach Sunday Oliseh

“A football legend has gone. RIP.”

– Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure

“I am too shocked for words. Stephen Keshi is gone #RIPKeshi #RIPBigBoss. You opened the door for all of us.”

– Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo

“Our captain, our coach, our leader, our hero, our legend. I don’t know what to say but thanks for all. RIP THE BIG BOSS.”

– Former Arsenal and Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu

“Keshi was such an admirable and dedicated man who did Nigeria proud with his talent in the game of football.”

– Nigeria’s former vice-president Atiku Abubakar

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