The Super Eagles players and some officials observed a minute silence in respect for the former captain and coach of the Nigeria senior national team Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, on Wednesday.
During his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.
In his tribute to the late Super Eagles legend and coach, Ogenyi Onazi posted his appreciation for Keshi on his twitter handle:
“It’s one year now, I will never forget you sir you gave me the opportunity that made me what I am today. Rest In Peace. BIG BOSS”.
Eagles defender, Williams Troost Ekong, declared:
“It is going to be a good game. Everyone is fit and ready. It will be a healthy competition, everybody is working hard to justify his slot. We are going to win this match for our fans to be happy,” stressed Ekong.
On his part, Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, said they were ready for the game adding that the other two goalkeepers, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Alampasu, were in top form, “we are happy with one another.”
Keshi died of heart attack while being rushed to the hospital on 7 June 2016 in Benin City, at the age of 54.