15 FACTS MOST GRIEVING NIGERIANS NEVER KNEW ABOUT STEPHEN KESHI WHILE HE WAS ALIVE

STEPHEN KESHI


Nigerians all over the world mourn the death of Nigerian’s former coach and player, but there are probably so much we don’t know about Stephen Keshi while he lived. Below are 15 listed facts about the legend.

  1. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was born in Azare, Bauchi State Nigeria.
  2. From the period of 1981-1995 his only national team was Nigeria.
  3. He managed Togo Football teams three times ,  in 2004-2008 and in 2011 respectively. He also managed mali from 2008-2010, And Nigeria from 2011-2015
  4. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary were the only two people to have won the Africans Cup Of Nations as both players and Coach.
  5. His playing career mostly was with Belgian clubs.
  6. He actually went to a school in the United States to learn the act of coaching.
  7. Stephen Keshi like he is popularly called , Played as a defender together with Augustine Eguavoen in 1996.
  8. In 2004 -2006 between the time he coached the Togo team,He gave them their first world cup tournament in Germany in 2006.
  9. In April 2008 on a two year deal Stephen Keshi worked as the manager of the Mali National Football Team and was sacked in January 2010
  10. Stephen Keshi became Nigerian National Football coach in 2011
  11. Stephen Keshi’s wife battled cancer for three years
  12. He was blessed with four kids
  13. In july 2015 after Nigeria’s exit from the World Cup, Keshi’s contract expired and was not renewed.
  14. Keshi’s wife Kate was named Abureme at birth.
  15. 30th of June the Super Eagles which was led by Stephen Keshi lost to France in 2014 World Cup Round of 16 matches , This made Stephen Keshi resign although he reconsidered.

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