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Factfile: Stephen Keshi

2016-06-08 12:08
Stephen Keshi (Gallo)
Abuja - Factfile on former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died on Wednesday.

Name: Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi

Born: January 23, 1962.

Place of birth: Azare, Bauchi state, northeast Nigeria.

Died: June 8, 2016 (aged 54)

Place of death: Benin City, Edo state, southern Nigeria

Playing career

Position: defender

Teams: ACB Lagos (1979), New Nigeria Bank (1980-1984), Stade Abidjan (CIV/1985), Lokeren (BEL/1986), Anderlecht (BEL/1987-1991), RC Strasbourg (FRA/1991-1993), RWDM (BEL/1993-1994), Sacramento Scorpions (USA/1996), Perils FA (MAS/1997-1998). International: Nigeria (1981-1995, 64 appearances, nine goals)

Managerial career

Teams: Togo (2004-2006), Togo (2007-2008), Mali (2008-2010), Nigeria (three times from 2011-2015)

Playing and managerial honours

Africa Cup of Nations: winner 1994 (player), 2013 (coach)

World Cup finalist for Nigeria (1994)

Qualified Togo to the 2006 World Cup, Nigeria to 2014 World Cup final

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