Former Super Eagles coach and Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi dies at age 54.
The Cable reports that the former coach passed on suddenly at about 3am on Wednesday morning in Benin City, Edo state.
Stephen Keshi had lost his wife Kate late last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.
A close family member and a close associate of the late icon, confirmed his death.
“He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife,” a friend said.
He is survived by four children and his mother.
Keshi, nicknamed the “Big Boss” for his leadership skills, is the fifth member of the all-conquering 1994 team to die, following Uche Okafor, Thompson Oliha, Rashidi Yekini and Wilfred Agbonavbare.