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Only a few days after world football celebrated him on the fourth anniversary of his death, the sorry state of late Stephen Keshi’s grave has sparked another conversation after a recent photo surfaced online.
Keshi died in 2016 was buried in Illah, a village close to Delta State capital Asaba.
Opinions were divided over who to blame on the issue.
Some laid the blame on the government and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) while the other believed the family should be held liable for that.
Keshi, who has a stadium named after him in Asaba, made his Super Eagles debut in 1981 and retired in 1994 after picking up 64 caps.
As a player, he led the Super Eagles of Nigeria to their second AFCON title in 1994.
He was part of the coaching staff for the Nigerian national team on several fronts, including being the head coach for the Junior Eagles at the 2001 African Youth Championship.
In 2011 he was appointed coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, leading the country to their AFCON title in 2013.
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Keshi became the second person, after Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won AFCON both as a player and coach.