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PHOTOS: The last whistle for Stephen Keshi

PHOTOS: The last whistle for Stephen Keshi
July 28
18:10 2016
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The final journey home for Stephen Keshi, former coach of the Super Eagles who died on June 8, has begun.

First for “the Big Boss”, as he was fondly called, was a church service at St Paul Catholic Church, Benin City, which began at 9am.

After that, he was moved to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, where a novelty match was played in his honour, followed by the lying in state for his numerous admirers to pay their last respect.

The two-day event continued with movement of the body to Asaba, the Delta state capital, where his body is currently lying in state at the stadium named after him by Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of the state.

From Asaba, the body will leave for Illah, his homestead, to be received by the Obi Gbemudu, the Obi of Illah, along with his high chiefs. Keshi himself was a high chief of the Illah kingdom

After that the body moves to St’ John, The Evangelist Catholic Church for a requiem mass; and then to his home in Illah, where the body will again lie in state for an hour before internment at the same venue.

From the first-day events, below are photos:

Keshi 1

Keshi’s body draped in the Nigerian flag

Keshi 2

The ambulance with the pall bearers awaiting the arrival of Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium

Keshi 3

Keshi’s children (in blue attires) line up in wait for their father’s body

Keshi 4

The coffin

Keshi 5

Pallbearers bringing in Keshi’s remains into the church in Benin

Amaju Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick, president of NFF, in court

Keshi's son

Keshi’s first son takes a Bible reading in church

Keshi's children

L-R: Stephen Femi Keshi, Jennifer Keshi, Emma Enyihor (Ifeyinwa’s husband) and Ifeyinwa Enyihor (daughter)

Alex Usifo

Alex Usifo, renowned actor, in church

Keshi 6

Keshi’s body in church

Keshi 8

Keshi inside his own stadium

Keshi 9

Keshi 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. sexyeyes
    sexyeyes July 28, 18:57

    Your comment..why are all his children not there i can see only two daughters but was told he has four of them were are the rest?

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  2. LIVING SAINT PAUL
    LIVING SAINT PAUL July 29, 18:52

    we ‘ve lost a great hero, dear Keshi, we love u but God loves u most. May ur soul rest in perfect peace, amen.

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  3. viviangist.com
    viviangist.com July 30, 23:17

    RIP The Boss

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  4. dudu
    dudu July 31, 14:09

    Your comment..what s ur business with d rest of d children,d most important is to wish him a peaceful rest there.Pple dont want to always mind there business.

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  5. Tecno Phones
    Tecno Phones August 02, 23:20

    Heard part of the stadium collapse today.

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  6. Huawei
    Huawei September 01, 08:51

    It is hard to believe that this man is no more… RIP

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