Google Honours Keshi On Posthumous Birthday
Former Super Eagles coach and captain Stephen Keshi has been honoured with a Google doodle on his 56th posthumous birthday.
Keshi was born on January 23, 1962 in Azare, Bauchi State. He died on June 7, 2016 in Benin City, aged 54 years.
Google changed its search engine logo, with a picture of Keshi wearing a face cap, and that of a football fan wearing Keshi’s jersey number 4.
Keshi, popularly known as the ‘Big Boss’, represented Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter. He also played club football in five countries, most notably Belgium, where he won the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1991.
As a manager, Keshi achieved success by qualifying Togo for its only FIFA World Cup appearance in its history in 2006. However, he left the position prior to the tournament and was replaced by Otto Pfister.
He later coached his native Nigeria to claim the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and became one of only two people, along with Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won AFCON as both a player and a coach.
Continue to rest in peace, Big Boss.
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