Delta Govt Vows to Immortalise Keshi

Delta State Government has promised to immortalise the late former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, who died in June.
Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, who made the disclosure in his speech during the funeral mass for the late ex-footballer held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, said Keshi was a good ambassador of the state.
Otuaro said: “The government of Delta state is already working out modalities to immortalise our dear ‘skippo’ because he brought so much excellence into the game of football and we are very proud of him.
“As Nigerians, we cannot in a hurry forget the contributions he has made to our nation. He came, saw and conquered. Adieu, the Big Boss,” Otuaro said.
Meanwhile, tears flowed freely, Friday, as his reemains were laid to rest in his family home in Illah community, Delta.
Keshi who hailed from Illah in Oshimili North Local Government of Delta, died last June in Benin City, the capital of Edo.
The body was interred at about 2.20pm amid tears, wailing and lamentation by family members, colleagues and friends.
The burial was attended by a galaxy of former ex-internationals, majority of who were Keshi’s former teammates who played between 1990 and 1994.
Among them were Peter Rufai, Mutiu Adepoju, Henry Nwosu, Friday Ekpo, Uche Okechukwu, Victor Ikpeba, Alloy Agu, Edema Fuludu and Taribo West, among others.

Author: News Editor

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