It is one of those things you hope will later turn out to be a rumour but alas it wasn't.
Stephen Keshi passed on in the early hours of Wednesday morning, just a few months after losing his wife in December 2015. They got married when he was nineteen, one year before he joined the Nigerian National team. It must have been a terrible loss for him.
He was a brilliant coach with excellent leadership skills that earned him the name Big Boss. He managed the Nigerian, Togolese and Malian national teams during his coaching career. He guided the Togolese team to their only World cup appearance till date and won the African Nation’s cup with Nigeria in 2013.
He was the second only person in the world to win the African Nations Cup as a player in 1994 and as a coach in 2013, for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, a feat he will be remembered for. His legacy lives o superb coach, spirited and principled man..