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Friends in South Africa plan memorial service for Keshi

A memorial service in honour of the late Nigeria captain, Stephen Keshi has been fixed for Saturday, July 23 at Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The former Super Eagles coach died on June 8 in Benin City, Edo State during a brief illness.

The event being organised under the auspices of the “Friends of Keshi” will precede the official state funeral in Nigeria on July 29.

Former Nigeria goalkeeper and spokesman of the “Friends of Keshi”, Idah Peterside told Supersport.com that “ We are determined to honour Keshi to provide a platform for fans,

Nigerians and other legends who cannot make the trip to the state Funeral in Nigeria an opportunity to honour the “Big Boss”.

“Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 here in South Africa and has a lot of friends and fans here,” Peterside, a former Udoji and BCC Lions goalkeeper said adding that, some of the leading football figures will be in attendance to honour Keshi, who once coached Togo and Mali.

“ We are in touch with Neil Tovey, Kalusha Bwalya, and a host of legends who will grace and speak at the service,” the former Moroka Swallows of South Africa goalkeeper stated.