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Stephen Keshi’s daughter Jennifer Keshi arrives for father’s burial plans


Jennifer Keshi, the first daughter of late former coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, has arrived Nigeria from the U.S. to coordinate the burial plans with family members.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ben Alaiya, former media officer to the Super Eagles.

The statement said the Federal Government through the Sports Ministry had indicated interest to participate in the burial ceremony. It also said that a family source said that the only controversy at the moment was whether Keshi should be buried in Benin City, his adopted home or at Illah, his ancestral home.

“That will be easily settled,’’ the statement said.

It said that there was also a tentative burial date of July 28 that had not been totally agreed on.

The statement also said that all rights would be accorded to Stephen Keshi Jr during the burial, because he was actually the adopted son of the late soccer legend.

“His real names we know, but we have no problem with him.

“He will take part in all rites and we pray that we should not drag controversy into the burial of a great man like Keshi,” it said.

It also said that there were already indications that many state governments had indicated interest to participate in the burial ceremony.

The statement added that the Keshi family had already given an assurance that the burial would be all-inclusive as Keshi, during his life time, had no foe.

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