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Photos: Football fans, former internationals bid Keshi farewell

Football fans and former internationals gathered to bid farewell to Nigeria football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi at Ogbe Stadium, Benin City, Edo State. Keshi, 54, one of only two men to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as player and as coach, will be interred tomorrow at his hometown

Stephen Keshi's daughter, Jennifer shakes hand with her father's teammates before the exhibition match in tribute to Stephen Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
Stephen Keshi’s daughter, Jennifer shakes hand with her father’s teammates before the exhibition match in tribute to Stephen Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
Children and son in Law of Stephen Keshi (From L) Emeke Enyihor, Stephanie Enyihor, Femi and Jennifer stand beside the casket of football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
Children and son in Law of Stephen Keshi (From L) Emeke Enyihor, Stephanie Enyihor, Femi and Jennifer stand beside the casket of football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
Children and son in Law of Stephen Keshi (From L) Emeke Enyihor, Stephanie Enyihor, Femi and Jennifer arrive for a farewell ceremony for football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City,
Children and son in Law of Stephen Keshi (From L) Emeke Enyihor, Stephanie Enyihor, Femi and Jennifer arrive for a farewell ceremony for football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City,
A wreath and a portrait of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi are seen during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016. Nigerian football legend Stephen Keshi, who died aged 54, was a Cup of Nations winner as a player and coach. Supporters and international football players gathered to bid farewell, at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin, on the eve of his funeral in his hometown Illah. AFP PHOTO
A wreath and a portrait of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi are seen during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
A wreath and a portrait of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi are seen during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016. Nigerian football legend Stephen Keshi, who died aged 54, was a Cup of Nations winner as a player and coach. Supporters and international football players gathered to bid farewell, at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin, on the eve of his funeral in his hometown Illah. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
A wreath and a portrait of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi are seen during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO
Musicians play brass instruments as pallbearers carry the coffin of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.  Nigerian football legend Stephen Keshi, who died aged 54, was a Cup of Nations winner as a player and coach. Supporters and international football players gathered to bid farewell, at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin, on the eve of his funeral in his hometown Illah. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Musicians play brass instruments as pallbearers carry the coffin of former Nigerian football coach Stephen Keshi during a farewell ceremony at the Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.
Pallbearers carry the casket of football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi into Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016. Football fans and former internationals gathered to bid farewell to Nigeria football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi at Ogbe Stadium, Benin City, midwest Nigerian Edo State. Keshi, 54, one of only two men to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as player and as coach, will be interred tomorrow at his hometown, Illah. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Pallbearers carry the casket of football legend Stephen Okechukwu Keshi into Ogbe Stadium, in Benin City, on July 28, 2016.


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