Thursday, 28 July 2016

SEE PHOTOS: Stephen Keshi Burial Rite In Edo State

The funeral service for late former coach ‎of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, took place at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport road, Benin, Edo State. He died on June 8 in Benin at the age of 54.The event witnessed the presence of family
members, top members of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, ex-internationals and a host of other friends and associates.

According to the programme, the event will see a novelty match to be played in the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium.

Keshi suddenly died in Benin on June 8, after he was said to have complained of pain in his legs.

His remains will be moved to Asaba, the Delta State capital, after the church service on Thursday, from 1:15pm.

From 3:15, there will be lying-in-state at Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, while a service of songs will hold at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, Delta state by 6:00pm same day.

On Friday, the body is expected to depart Asaba to his home town, Illah by 7am. There will however be a short stop-over at the Ogbelani Palace for traditional rites as a palace chief by 8:00am, followed by lying-in-state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 8:30am

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