A new date for the funeral rites of the late former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has been fixed for July 29, 2016. The burial will hold at his country-home of Illah town in Delta State. The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, revealed that the ceremonies will hold between July 28 and July 31, 2016.
Burial activities for the former Super Eagles supremo include a requiem mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Airport Road, Benin City, a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes, and a service of songs/vigil mass at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, Delta State.
The burial ceremonies will be concluded on Sunday, July 31, 2016, with a thanksgiving mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 10:00am. Before his death, Keshi coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Keshi is survived by four children and his mother.