Wednesday, June 16

‘Your legacy lives on’ – Yobo pays heartfelt tribute to late Stephen Keshi

The Super Eagles’ assistant coach took to social media to put out a heartfelt tribute to commemorate the death of the Nigeria icon
Nigeria football legend Joseph Yobo has posted an emotional tribute to Stephen Keshi, who passed away on June 7, 2016.

Keshi – the only man after Mahmoud El-Gohary to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach – passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 54 on this day four years ago – six months after losing his wife Kate to cancer.

Yobo developed an incredible bond with the ‘Big Boss’ during his time as Super Eagles coach, having captained his team to winning the 2013 Afcon staged in South Africa.

Also, he played a key role in his side’s 2014 Fifa World Cup outing where the three-time African champions bowed out to France in the Round of 16.

Sunday marks the anniversary of Keshi’s passing and the ex-Everton defender, who is now Nigeria’s assistant coach, took to social media to share a moving tribute to his former international coach and one of his football role models.

“Dear coach, it’s been four years today since you left us to rest with the Lord. You are deeply missed but your legacy lives on! Rest on the Big Boss,” Yobo wrote on Instagram.

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