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Former Super Eagles stars Uche Okechukwu, Austin Eguavon, Victor Ikpeba and Peter Rufai were among the players who played in a novelty match when the remains of Stephen Keshi were laid in his state at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, where Keshi played many matches for the New Nigeria Bank FC.
Ikpeba, who particularly noted that Keshi sacrificed a lot for the growth of football in Nigeria remarked “Keshi did a lot for the growth an progress of the game in Nigeria. He impacted the Nigeria football and promoted the sport to its highest in the country.”
“The void left by Keshi will be difficult to fill.” Ikpeba further remarked.
Uche Okechukwu on his part said he is still in awe with the passing of Keshi and has called for collaborative efforts to be put up for the country to rediscover its lost glory in the game.
Similarly, Rufai portrayed Keshi as a disciplinarian who will be missed by his fans. Stephen Keshi died in Benin on the 8th of June.
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