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Tributes pour in for Stephen Keshi

2016-06-08 16:17
Stephen Keshi (Supplied)

Abuja - Tributes were paid on Wednesday to former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi, who died of a suspected heart attack.

"This is devastating. We have lost a superhero."

- Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

"The football family has lost a great member."

- Fatma Samoura, FIFA secretary-general

"A great man and a noble spirit... a shining example of dedication to football and to footballers."

- Ghana Football Federation president Kwesi Nyantakyi

"News of #StephenKeshi's death is shocking! It's a very sad day for #African soccer. #Keshi was a shining star, as player & manager."

- African Union head Dlamini Zuma

"Horrible news & Sad day as Our legendary Captain & brother Stephen Keshi dies. May his blessed soul rest in peace. We lost an iconic Hero 2day."

- Keshi's Nigeria team-mate and former coach Sunday Oliseh

"Keshi was such an admirable and dedicated man who did Nigeria proud with his talent in the game of football."

- Nigeria's former vice-president Atiku Abubakar

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