Google honours Keshi.


Google has honoured former Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi on a day that would have marked his 56th birthday.

Keshi who Captained the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 African Nations cup died on the 7th day of June 2016 at the age of 54.

During his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.

He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter.

He also played club football in five countries, most notably Belgium, where he won the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1991

As a manager, Keshi achieved success by qualifying Togo for the only FIFA World Cup appearance in its history in 2006.

However, he left the position prior to the tournament and was replaced by Otto Pfister.

He later coached the Nigeria’s National team, the Super Eagles and saw the team to victory at the 2013 edition of the African Nations Cup in South Africa where the Super Eagles beat Burkina Faso to clinch the title.

Keshi became one of only two people, along with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach.