Jennifer takes charge of Keshi’s burial plans
After a minor controversy over plans for the burial of late soccer legend and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi, his first daughter, Jennifer, has arrived in the country from the United States to coordinate the burial plans with members of the larger Keshi family.
With the Federal Government through the Sports Ministry and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) showing a lot of interest in the burial plans, family sources say the only controversy at the moment is whether Keshi should be buried in Benin City, his adopted home or Illah, his ancestral stead.
“That will easily be settled,” the source declared. There is also a tentative burial date of July 28 that has not been totally agreed upon.
On Stephen Keshi Jnr., the source declared that he is actually Keshi’s adopted son and will be accorded all rights due him.
“His real names we know, but we have no problem with him; he will take part in all rights due and we pray that we should not drag controversy into the burial of a great man like Keshi.”