How Stephen Keshi’s wife died – Family

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi
Stephen Keshi

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.

“With gratitude to God the Family of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi CON announces the death of our dear wife, mother, daughter, sister Mrs. Kate Keshi née Abureme,” the statement said.

“She 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.

“She is survived by her husband of 33 years, 4 children, her mother, brother, sisters and numerous relatives. We ask for prayers for her,” 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 Keshi’s wife as a big loss.

“Keshi 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,” Mr. Pinnick stated.


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