The death of Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, 54, earlier today is the passing of one of Nigeria's greatest players, perhaps Nigeria's greatest managerial achiever, a fighter for football labor, a supreme motivator, and a trailblazer. It is difficult to express in words the service that this man provided to Nigeria and Africa. Below are his stats as Player and Coach as well as links to the last words on this great man.
NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER STATS
MOST WON NUMBER: No. 4
DEBUT: July 18, 1981 v Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) in 19 minutes
LAST GAME: June 30, 1994 v Greece in 90 minutes
CAPTAINED: 29 times
DISQUALIFIED: 1 ( v Togo July 24, 1983)
MINUTES: Over 4924 minutes for Nigeria
HONORS: Champion: Cup for African Nations 1994
Runner Up: Cup for African Nations 1984
Runner Up: Cup for African Nations 1988
Third Place: Cup for African Nations 1992
RECORD: 26 won, 20 ties, 11 losses (90-53 goals). Debuted 66 players.
DEBUT: November 12, 2011 v Botswana (F)
LAST GAME: June 13, 2015 v Chad (CANQ)
HONORS: Champion: Cup for African Nations 2013
African Coach of the Year 2013
Third Place: CHAN 2014
World Cup Round of 16 in 2014
World Cup Qualification for Togo in 2006**
**First African-born coach to take a team to Round of 16 World Cup.
**One of two to win Cup of African Nations as Coach and Player.
**First African coach to qualify two countries to the World Cup.
Nigerian Premier League
President Buhari of Nigeria
Former President Jonathan and others