The children of the late Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi are presently in the country for the funeral of their father.
The bereaved children of the late Keshi expressed surprise that some persons had without their consent, already fixed a date for their father’s burial when they had not even seen his corpse.
“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.”
Keshi’s daughter, Ifeyinwa alongside her husband, Emeka based in North Carolina, USA also came into the country on Tuesday.
Keshi Jnr thanked 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 for all the good word since the death of his father.
“I cannot thank everyone enough,” he said. “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.”