The first son of late Nigeria captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, has expressed bewilderment that certain persons have been putting a date forward for his father’s burial rites without the knowledge and consent of his children.
Stephen Keshi Jr, 27, arrived at the NFF Secretariat yesterday morning and met with the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, in the company of US-based chemist and friend of late Keshi, Victor Ugoh and former Super Eagles’ star Victor Obinna Nsofor.
“I just came into Nigeria on Tuesday night, and we read in the papers today that somebody has fixed a date for the burial. I am shocked like my sisters and my brothers. Since our father died, nobody has spoken to us about how he died and we have not even seen his corpse. Yet, someone is fixing a date for his burial!”
It was reliably gathered that Keshi’s daughter, Ifeyinwa and her husband, who are based in North Carolina, USA arrived the country on Tuesday.
Keshi Jr, an events producer in Atlanta, expressed appreciation to the Federal Government, the National Assembly, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Nigeria Football Federation, the governments of Edo and Delta states, ex-internationals and countless corporate bodies and individuals for all the kind words showered on his father since his passing.
“Our father was a loving family man and we will miss him greatly. Our joy is that he left a worthy legacy for Nigeria football and for his family.”