Kate Keshi, wife of former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi, died of cancer, her family has confirmed.
A statement from Emmanuel Ado, on behalf of the Keshi family, confirmed that the 54-year-old lost her three-year-long fight against the sickness on Wednesday night in the United States.
â€œWith gratitude to God the Family of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi CON announces the death of our dear wife, mother, daughter, sister Mrs. Kate Keshi nÃ©e Abureme,â€ the statement said.
â€œShe died in the United States of America. She has in the last three years battled with cancer. She gave a good fight, until she finally succumbed yesterday.
â€œShe is survived by her husband of 33 years, 4 children, her mother, brother, sisters and numerous relatives. We ask for prayers for her,â€ the statement said.
Already, the Nigeria Football Federation has sent out condolences to the Big Boss as the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, described the death of Keshiâ€™s wife as a big loss.
â€œKeshi is a Nigerian hero and we mourn deeply with him at this time. This has come like a big blow, but we pray that he receives divine strength to cope with the situation, and we also pray that the Almighty God will grant the departed eternal rest,â€ Mr. Pinnick stated.