Technology giants, Google, celebrates Nigerian legend, Stephen Keshi with a doodle.
Today, would have made it 56th birthday celebration for the legendary Nigerian footballer and coach but he died on the 7th of June, 2016 at the age of 54.
Keshi played as a central defender for Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, making 64 appearances and scoring nine goals.
The big boss retired in 1994 after he captained Nigeria to victory at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as well as the nation’s first appearance at the World Cup in the United States of America.
He also boasts an illustrious coaching career in which he led Togo to qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany before he was replaced with German Otto Pfister, few months to the tournament.
He also managed Mali to the 2010 Afcon in Angola.
Keshi was in charge of the Super Eagles team that won the Nations cup in 2013, ending a 19-year wait for the trophy.
He also led the team to the Fifa Confederation Cup in 2013 and 2014 Fifa World Cup where they crashed out against France at the round of 16.
Stephen Keshi, alongside Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, remain the only individuals to have won the African Cup of Nations both as a player and manager.