Top Nigerian football buffs are in tears over the sudden death today of former Super Eagles manager, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.
Keshi, 54, died in Benin early Wednesday morning after complaining of pains on his leg.
A family member disclosed to Daily Sunsports that the late soccer legend died before he got to a private hospital in Benin that is just about five minutes drive from his residence.
“After complaining of pains in his leg, we got somebody to massage it. When the pains failed to subside we then decided to go to hospital, Faith Clinic which is just five minutes drive from the residence, but before we got to the hospital he gave up,” the family member disclosed.
Daily Sunsports further gathered that the Keshi had also complained of having problems with his breath and confirmed that much to his former Beninoise assistant and close pal Vallerie Hendonou. Hendonou who himself is bereaved having lost his wife last weekend in Cotonou, is said to have advised Keshi to go for medical check up.