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14 Things You Need To Know About Stephen Keshi

1. His full name was Stephen
Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi.
2. He was born on January 23, 1962.
3. He hails from Oshimili North Local
Government Area of Delta State.
4. He played as a defender for Super
Eagles of Nigerian and several
football clubs.
5. Apart from the Nigerian national
team, Keshi coached the Togolese
and Malian national teams.
6. He is the only coach to have taken
the Togolese team to the World cup
championship till date.
7. The first football club he ever played
for in Nigeria was ACB Football Club,
before joining New Nigeria Bank,
Stade d’Abidjan, Africa Sports,
Lokeren, Anderlecht, RC Strasbourg
among other clubs.
8. From 1981 to 1995 when he stopped
playing international football for
Nigeria, Keshi appeared 64 times in
the Eagles colour and scored a total
of nine goals.
9. He served as head coach for the
Junior Eagles at the 2001 African
Youth Championship.
10. He spoke French and English
11. Keshi was one of the only two soccer
stars, along with Egypt’s Mahmoud
El-Gohary, to have won the Africa
Cup of Nations both as a player and a
12. He won the African Nations Cup in
1994 as a captain and as a coach in
13. His wife of 33 years, Kate died on
December 9, 2015 after losing a long
battle with cancer.
14. Keshi is survived by four children
and his mother.

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