The nation has been thrown into a state of mourning after it lost one of its champions, Stephen Keshi to the cold hands of death in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
The former Nigerian skipper and coach of the Super Eagles suffered a cardiac arrest and passed on, barely 6 months after he lost his wife to cancer.
Nigerians have taken to their Twitter timelines to mourn the Nigerian hero.
Horrible news & Sad day as Our legendary Captain & brother Stephen Keshi dies.May his blessed soul rest in peace.we lost an iconic Hero 2day
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) June 8, 2016
RIP Stephen Keshi… sigh.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) June 8, 2016
Oh My God! hmm… Rest in Peace Stephen Keshi
— D'banj D Kokomaster (@iamdbanj) June 8, 2016
Heart saddened by the news of the passing of WC USA94 veteran and Nigerian legend Stephen Keshi at 54. Way too young.
— Phil Schoen (@PhilSchoen) June 8, 2016
Rest in peace Stephen Keshi. This is actually very sad news
— AB (@MrUwais) June 8, 2016
So sad: Stephen Keshi, the superb former coach & player for Nigeria, has died unexpectedly at age 54. RIP.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 8, 2016
— Tommy Smyth (@TommySmythESPN) June 8, 2016
WHAT THE…?! Stephen Keshi is dead just six months after his wife's death. Ah! 😢😢😢😢😢😢 Really crying for the children. #RIPKeshi
— Jidechi J. Chidiezie (@JesseJidechi) June 8, 2016
What Stephen Keshi did with that Super Eagles team winning the Nation cup was nothing short of a miracle.
— #TheTribe of Raymond (@Okizle) June 8, 2016
— Sunshine Stars FC (@SunshineFCAkure) June 8, 2016
Rest in peace Stephen Keshi #RIPKeshi . A tragic day for football on the African continent.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 8, 2016
Stephen Keshi was one of the greatest National Team servant Nigeria has had: as a player & as a coach.
RIP Stephen Keshi.
— Airtel Nigeria (@AirtelNigeria) June 8, 2016
Not only with Super Eagles team did Stephen Keshi performed Miracles.He was a savior to TOGOLESE football team
This guy was GREAT!#RIPKeshi
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) June 8, 2016
A legend has fallen. Praying for Stephen Keshi's family and friends. #RIPBigBoss
— ThatoMoeng (@ThatoMoeng) June 8, 2016
Another humble legend gone so soon…… Stephen Keshi!!#RIP……
— EZE VICTOR OBINNA (@iamEzeVictor) June 8, 2016