The Chairman of the Edo State Football Association (EFA), Frank Ilaboya, confirmed on Wednesday that the remains of former Super Eagleâ€™s coach, Stephen Keshi, had been moved to a mortuary in Benin.
The privately-owned mortuary, Faith Mediplex, is located on the Benin Airport road in the Edo State capital.
Mr. Ilaboya quoted Mr. Keshiâ€™s faimily member, Ricky Aburimen, as saying the Eagleâ€™s former coach only complained of a leg ailment while holidaying at his Airport road home in Benin before he passed away.
He said Mr. Keshi died on the way to hospital at about 3 am.
The ex- international lost his wife , Nkem Kate Keshi only last December. They had been married for more than 30 years. She died after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Mr. Keshi is survived by four children and his mother.
Meanwhile, a statement on the coaches death had been released by Emmanuel Ado, brother and aide to the late Mr. Keshi, said: â€œWith thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshiâ€™. â€œOur son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015.
â€œSince her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today (Wednesday), before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.â€