The first son of late Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi has expressed bewilderment that c...
The first son of late Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi has expressed bewilderment that certain persons have put date for his father’s burial rites without the knowledge and consent of his children.
Keshi Stephen Keshi Jnr, 27, arrived at the NFF Secretariat on Wednesday morning and met with the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.
He was in company of US–based chemist and friend of late Keshi, Victor Ugoh and former Super Eagles’ star Victor Obinna Nsofor.
I just came into Nigeria on Tuesday night, and we read in the papers today that somebody has fixed a date for the burial. I am shocked like my sisters and my brothers. Since our father died, nobody has spoken to us about how he died, and we have not even seen his corpse. Yet, someone is fixing a date for his burial!
We learnt that Keshi’s daughter, Ifeyinwa and husband, who are based in North Carolina, USA also flew into Nigeria on Tuesday.
|Keshi Jr. signing his dad's condolence register|
Keshi Jnr, an events producer in Atlanta, expressed appreciation to the Federal Government, the National Assembly, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Nigeria Football Federation, the governments of Edo and Delta States, ex –internationals and countless corporate bodies and individuals for all the kind words showered on his father since he passed on.
“I cannot thank everyone enough. We have only heard good and great words about our father since his death. I am going to Benin City now. The family will sit down and come up with a date for the funeral, but we also appreciate that he was a national figure and will harmonize our plans with that of the Government and the NFF. “Our father was a loving family man and we will miss him greatly. Our joy is that he left a worthy legacy for Nigeria football and for his family.”Keshi junior told Supersport.com earlier that, although it is not easy to lose both parents within a 6-month period, he and his siblings are grateful for all the love, support and condolence from everyone on the loss of his father.
He said: “We’re still mourning our father; we’re still shocked and confused. Words can’t describe our feelings right now, but we want to remain joyful, remain happy, because he was a joyful and happy person. For us what helps is our parents are together now; they were together on earth for 33 years. It soothes us that they are together in heaven.