Stephen Keshi is recruited by the Abidjan Stadium in 1985. And led, as captain of the Stade d’Abidjan, a team studded with very good players: Ivorians Mel Meledje Peter Tiéhi Johan Joel the Ghanaian Kofi Badu and well other. A legend of African football has gone. It’s the least we can say after the death of Stephen Keshi in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. This is the Nigeria Football Federation itself that gave the news on his Twitter account. Former international with former Green Eagles of Nigeria, the former central defender was also coach of the national team with which he won the trophy for the Can 2013 in South Africa. A beautiful pedigree of one Nigerian sports called ‘ ‘Big boss”. Especially since this personality Nigerian football has also dragged his hump in several countries. We remember, in particular the strong bond forged with the Ivorian football after the famous 1984 Can, held in Abidjan and Bouaké. It was during this event that Ivorians are discovering that central defender, captain of the Nigerian team with a beautiful technical game. It was reminiscent of the German Franck Beckenbauer or the Dutch Johan Cruyff …

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