By Akeem Busari.
The Nigeria Pillar Of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, has described the demise of ex captain and the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria,Stephen Keshi, as an irreparable loss to Nigeria and the football community.
Speaking in an emotion laden voice, Chief Agu Ejidike, said football would never remain the same in the country and in Africa. He recalled the heroics of the former ACB fc of Lagos and Anderletch of Belgium during his playing days. And adding that the late footballer always displayed total commitment, passion and dedication to the games for clubs and country, as well as when he was a coach.
"Nigeria and the world of football will miss him for his patriotism, dedication, passion and commitment to the sport, "the sports philantropist enthused.
" On several occasions, Keshi led his teams as player and coach, with total passion and commitment to the cause of club and country.
"The office of the Pillar Of Sports is obviously pained and shocked by the unfortunate death of this illustrious patriot. And we pray for the repose of his soul. And also pray that God will grant his children and family, the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
"We also commiserate with the Nigeria Football Federation and pray and hope that God will give them the strength and wisdom to wax stronger at this trying moments of our football and national life, "he added.