In what might be the main cause of the demise of Nigeria’s football legend, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. his brother, Emma Ado has said that ‘the Big Boss’, as Keshi is fondly, never got over the death of his wife, Kate Keshi.
Ado said that Keshi was in Nigeria to attend to the grave side of his late wife.
It will be recalled that Kate (née Abureme) died of cancer in December 2015, and they were married for 33 years.
Ado said, “Keshi never recovered from the death of Kate; they were inseparable. He has gone to meet Kate.”
“Since the wife died Keshi has kept on mourning and has been in sorrow. All these time Keshi has been acting, giving the impression that he was fine and man enough to bear the sorrow but the truth actually is that he was down and in pain over the death of his wife.
Sunday Oliseh, Keshi’s successor and former coach of the Super Eagles, who took over has described the news as horrible and sad.
Oliseh on his twitter handle @SundayOOliseh said: “Horrible news & Sad day as Our legendary Captain & brother Stephen Keshi dies. May his blessed soul rest in peace. we lost an iconic Hero 2day. Another of Keshi’sfriend who spoke on condition of anonymity said “He was not ill at all, never showed any signs of illness, but we suspect he never got over the death of his wife.”