• FG hasn’t forgotten Keshi’s children — Dalung

    FG hasn’t forgotten Keshi’s children — Dalung

    The Federal Government, on Thursday said it had not forgotten the children of former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who died in June. The government has promised to invest in them as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approved the fund.

    Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, stated this on Thursday in Asaba, Delta State, when he visited the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to solicit the state’s support for the National Youth Games which comes up on September 22. Dalung […]

  • Ex-Eagles skipper Eguavoen wonders if Nigeria worth dying for

    Ex-Eagles skipper Eguavoen wonders if Nigeria worth dying for

    Ex-Nigeria skipper Austin Eguavoen has wondered if the country is worth dying for after top federal government officials stayed away from the final burial rites of former Nigeria skipper and coach Stephen Keshi.

    Keshi made history when he became only the second man to win the AFCON both as player and coach three years ago.

    He died in Benin City on June 8.

    “I am not shocked by the way the government has treated this event,” said a disappointed Eguavoen.

    “For instance, most of […]

  • Keshi’s daughter bemoans unfulfilled promises to father

    Keshi’s daughter bemoans unfulfilled promises to father

    The daughter of late Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, Jennifer, on Thursday bemoaned the failed promises made to her father by the Federal and the Delta State Governments.

    Jennifer emphatically told Governor Ifeanyi Okowa that the oil rich state was unfair to his father while he was alive by not keeping to the promises made to him.

    She recalled that the Federal Government shortchanged him at the peak of his career, wondering why his state also reneged on its promise of building […]

  • Keshi’s final home journey begins today

    Keshi’s final home journey begins today

    THE final burial rites for the late Stephen Oke­chukwu Keshi begin today in Benin City, Edo state where a requiem mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church has been scheduled to commence from 9:00am.

    Lying in state at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Be­nin City, will follow the mass by 11:00am, while a novelty match by All Stars will also take place at the same venue.

    His remains will depart Benin City for Asaba, Delta State this afternoon. On arrival, there will be lying in […]

  • NFF to immortalize Amodu, Keshi

    NFF to immortalize Amodu, Keshi

    The Nigeria Football Federation has said it is working on immortalizing coaching legends, Shaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi, who both passed on last month.

    The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, reiterated this while receiving in his office on Thursday, the newly-appointed National Technical Director, Bitrus Bewarang.

    Amodu, the only person to have coached the Super Eagles in four different periods, was the National Technical Director before his death on June 11.

    Keshi, the longest-serving captain of the team and who also coached […]

  • Keshi’s Johannesburg memorial takes place July 23

    Keshi’s Johannesburg memorial takes place July 23

    A memorial service for ex-Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has been fixed for July 23 in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Keshi died on June 7 in Benin City, Nigeria, after a brief illness.

    The event which will be organised by the “Friends of Keshi” precedes the official state funeral in Nigeria on July 29.

    Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, told Supersport.com that the group is determined to honour Keshi by bringing his friends together.

    “Nigerians and other legends who cannot make the […]

  • Sports Journalist, Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello Writes Tribute to Late Stephen Keshi

    Sports Journalist, Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello Writes Tribute to Late Stephen Keshi

    “Hello Sir, I am Aderonke Ogunleye, a sports journalist from MTNfootball.com, I want you to react to your new appointment as the Eagles Coach,”

    I called his number in USA.In return, he said: “Do you know the time? It is 1am in the morning and your call just woke me up.

    I hurriedly apologised and said I would call back.

    Keshi: No, I am up already……. (he went on and on but he reacted, I had a story, an exclusive which I excitedly […]