‘Big Boss’ to be Buried July 29

The Nigeria Football Federation has released details of the burial rites of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
The rites begin 27 and end 29 July, 2016.
In a statement, the NFF said there will be a night of tribute in Abuja, while lying-state, church service and novelty football match will be held in Benin City before the final burial in Illah, Delta State, the ancestral hometown of Keshi.
Meanwhile, Keshi’s children have showered praises on the Nigeria Football Federation, the governments of Edo and Delta States, and the global football community, for their support since the death of their father on June 8.
A letter signed by Jennifer Keshi and addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, reads: “The children of the late Stephen Keshi, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sophie, Stephen Olufemi Keshi and Stephen Keshi Jr, would like at this time to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of Nigeria, Africa, the Football community all over the world, most especially the Nigeria Football Federation, Edo and Delta State Governments, our relative, friends and well –wishers who have surrounded us with their love and care in this period of bereavement.
“We are deeply touched by the numerous calls, visits, prayers, words of encouragement and the show of willingness to be a part of the burial arrangements. Your acts of kindness and generosity have made our burden bearable. Thank you from the depths of our hearts.
“Our late dad was not only a wonderful husband to a wonderful wife, he was a soccer icon. Our mother who passed on to glory few months ago, together they were the most precious people we ever had. Their parenting and love for us knew no bound. They protected us and shielded us and prepared us for life “, it added.

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