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NFF Condoles With Keshi Over Wife’s Death

NFF Condoles With Keshi Over Wife’s Death

The Nigeria Football Federation has condoled with former Super Eagles captain and head coach, Stephen Keshi, who lost his wife of 35 years, Kate, on Wednesday night.

The NFF said in a release that President Amaju Pinnick spoke at length with Keshi over the phone on Thursday afternoon, as news of the tragic incident filtered into the public space.


Sources confirmed to thenff.com on Thursday that Kate, 54, died on Wednesday night in far away United States of America, after a brief illness.

“This is devastating. To lose a spouse is the equivalent of a tragedy. I pray that Almighty God will give you and the children the fortitude to bear this huge loss,” Pinnick told Keshi over the phone.

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The ‘Big Boss,’ who captained Nigeria for over 10 years, in the process winning the Africa Cup of Nations gold, silver and bronze, coached the squad to a third African title in South Africa early 2013.

He was in charge of the Super Eagles between November 2011 and June 2015, during which he also led the team to the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.

“Keshi is a Nigerian hero and we mourn deeply with him at this time. This has come like a big blow, but we pray that he receives divine strength to cope with the situation, and we also pray that the Almighty God will grant the departed eternal rest,” Pinnick added.

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  • I have never seen Keshi's wife on pix before but knowing that he lost a wife that he was married to for the past 35year!!! is something that adds to the fantastic profile of this wonderful man. The most painful tragedy any man can face is the lost of a spouse, Its really painful although I have not experience one. I wish God Almighty remembers her when he will start resurrecting the dead.Please the NFF should rally round him to give the necessary support anyone in this kind of situation. May God give you the strength to bear this loss.

  • AL-Farouk Asim Osim 6 years ago

    Dear Kesh. It's sad that she is being called when you need her the more.  But remember we have no resistance power when He that created us call us back. I pray that God give u the strength to bear things we cannot change.

    May she have eternal rest