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Friday, 15 January 2016

Former Super Eagle's Coach (Stephen Keshi) wife buried in Benin

Kate, wife of Stephen Keshi, former head coach of the Super Eagles, was buried in Benin City, capital of Edo state, on Friday. She died in the United States in December after suffering from cancer. Speaking at the burial, Keshi described his late wife as “a unique person every man would love to have”. He also thanked Nigerians for the love, sympathy, prayers and support shown to him and his family since she passed on. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) described the death as “a loss to the football community in Nigeria”. Frank Ilaboya, chairman, Edo Football Association, made the remark at the occasion. Ilaboya, who represented the NFF, prayed God to grant Keshi and the family the strength to bear the loss. “We pray God to strengthen coach Keshi to move on with his career,” he said. In his tribute, former Super Eagles head coach, Shuaibu Amodu, described the deceased as “a sister, friend and mother”. He said the late Kate always called to encourage him and Stephen when they had challenges during their days in the national team. The deceased was survived by her husband and five children.

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