Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has said that the federal government will do everything it can, to preserve Stephen Keshi’s memories.
The former national team coach, died on Wednesday morning in Benin City from a reported cardiac arrest.
“It is with a heavy heart but gratitude to the almighty God, that I, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, sympathize with the family of coach Stephen Keshi (MON) and the entire Nigerian football family over the untimely death of our amiable, dedicated and outstanding hero,” Dalung said.
“I was really shocked by the news of his death. He was one of Nigeria’s heroes whose contributions to the development of football and Nigeria’s sports in general cannot be quantified.
“I will formally inform the government of the death of this great Nigerian, and I want to assure Nigerians that government will seek ways to immortalize him.
“I join millions of soccer followers across the world to mourn this illustrious son of Nigeria, Africa and the world.