Kalu Mourns Keshi

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

Pillar of
Sports in Africa and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has
commiserated with the Keshi family over the demise of ex-Super Eagles’ player
and coach, Stephen Keshi.
to the ex-governor, Keshi committed his sporting career to the development of
soccer beyond the shores of Nigeria, adding that his demise is a major loss to
In a
statement signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said “I
remember vividly the superlative performance of Keshi in his early days as a
defender in the national team, Super Eagles.

served in different capacities in sports, he committed his life to the
development of sports in Africa and beyond.

His accomplishments in the football world are worth celebrating.
left this world at a time his professional expertise is needed.

However, we take solace in the fact that he made indelible contributions to
Nigeria especially in the area of sports”.
urged the federal government to honour the late ex-Super Eagles’ coach by
naming one of the national monuments after him.
admonishing the deceased’s children to exhibit the selfless qualities of their
late father in their daily pursuits, he prayed God to grant them the fortitude
to bear the sad loss.
Kalu commiserated
with the government and people of Delta State, the Nigerian Football Federation
and sports lovers.
He prayed
God to grant the late international footballer eternal rest.


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