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Stephen Keshi
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Kate Keshi

Tears as Keshi’s wife is buried in Benin

By Simon Ebegbulem, Benin City

TEARS flowed freely yesterday as the remains of the late wife of the former coach of the Super Eagles, Mrs. Kate Keshi were lowered to mother earth  in Benin City. The Technical Director of the Super Eagles, Shuaibu Amodu, Former Super Eagles Coach, Austin Eguavoen and officials of the NFF were among dignitaries that attended the burial.  The requiem mass was held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Benin City before she was laid to rest at her husband’s residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin City.

Coach Eguavoen who described the death as a huge loss to all sports lover in Nigeria described the deceased as a “wonderful person who was very close to my family.”  He said that his own wife was her chief bridesmaid during their wedding in Belgium and that “Kate was the god-mother to my first daughter. She was a lovely mother, wife and sister and we are going to miss her”.

Godwin Ezine, who is former falcons coach said that “this period is for sober reflection. You can imagine staying together for many years and a separation now has come. I sympathize with Keshi and I pray that God Almighty gives him the strength and courage with his family to stand the test of time. It is very sad for all of us but we cannot question God”.

On his part Keshi described his late wife a unique woman. “A wife that every man would love to have.

I am honoured that people took out of their busy time to come out and give their last respect to my wife. Most of them have been with my wife, they knew her and probably that’s why they are here. I thank them and every other person, the press, and all Nigerians who were in prayers with my family. I am grateful”.

 

Amaju Pinnick

Pinnick seeks support for Okowa

Amaju Pinnick
Amaju Pinnick

The immediate past executive chairman of Delta State Sports Commission and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has hailed his replacement, Chief Tony Okowa, as the right man for the job. He therefore gave the people of the state the assurance that the Delta sports will remain in the upward swing.

Amaju who commended the state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on the choice, revealed that Tony Okowa had been part and parcel of the success story of Delta sports.

He said, “We have worked together for years and I can vouch for him. He has contributed immensely to Delta sports and I know he will do very well and even surpass the achievements of my predecessor, Chief Solomon Ogba and myself. I expect him to go places because he understands the terrain and has worked with us on many fronts. He is even better than I in temperament because I know I can be difficult to work with but Tony is cool, calm but calculated.”

Amaju also described other members of the board as very competent and experienced and pleaded with them to give Okowa the same support he received from them while as the chairman.

 

Dele Alli
Dele Alli
Dele Alli

Dele signs new Spurs deal

Tottenham Hotspur breakthrough star Dele Alli has signed a new five-year contract tying him to White Hart Lane until 2021, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday, AFP reports.

Alli, 19, joined Spurs in a £5m move from third-tier Milton Keynes Dons last year and has made a stunning impact, scoring five goals in 18 Premier League appearances this season.

The versatile central midfielder has also been capped by England and scored his first international goal in November’s 2-0 friendly win over France at Wembley.

“I’m delighted. The club’s been really great to me since I’ve come here,” Alli said in a video interview published on the Tottenham website.

 

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