PHOTOS: Stephen Keshi buries wife as Amokachi, Amodu, Eguavoen, others pay tributes

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Stephen Keshi performing dust to dust during the burial of his late wife, Kate

Stephen Keshi performing dust to dust during the burial of his late wife, Kate
Benin City,
the capital of Edo state literally stood still Friday as the ancient city turned the nation’s football capital city, when top dignitaries in the nation’s football converged to pay their last respect to Kate, wife of former captain and chief coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, who died of cancer.

Among top dignitaries at the burial ceremony was chairman of Edo State Football Association, Frank Ilaboya, the technical director of the NFF, Shaibu Amodu, ex-Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen and former assistant coach to Keshi, Daniel Amokachi‎.‎

Speaking at the event, Mr. Ilaboya, described the death of Kate as a loss, not for the Keshi family alone but for the entire football family in Nigeria. ‎

“I think it is a great loss, not just to the FA but to the football community in Nigeria. We are talking about the wife of former Super Eagles coach. He was captain at junior and senior levels. In fact, he was the longest serving captain. He became the only Nigerian coach to have won the Nations Cup as a captain and as a coach.

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