Former Nigeria Soccer Team Coach Keshi Dies at 54, Family Saysby
Former Nigeria soccer team coach, Stephen Keshi, who won the Africa Nations Cup both as a player and a manager, died on Tuesday, his family said. He was 54.
Keshi had suffered cardiac arrest on Tuesday while in Benin City, about 400 kilometers (248 miles) east of the commercial capital, Lagos, according to a statement released by his family to reporters on Wednesday.
As national coach, Keshi led Nigeria to the second round of the 2014 World Cup after winning the 2013 Africa Nations Cup in South Africa, Nigeria’s third in the history of the tournament. He was also the captain of the Nigerian team that won the Nations Cup in 1994 in Tunisia.