Keshi Jo’burg Memorial Set for July 23

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A memorial service for late former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has been announced for July 23, 2016 in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

The former Nigeria international and Coach died on June 8 in Benin City, after a brief illness
The event which is being organised under the auspices of the “Friends of Keshi” will precede the official state funeral on July 29.

Former Super Eagles 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 AFCON 2013 here in South Africa and has a lot of friends and fans here”Peterside also confirmed that some of the leading football figures will be in attendance
“We are in touch with Neil Tovey, Kalusha Bwalya, and a host of Legends who will grace and speak at the service.”

Peterside also provided details of the venue and time, noting that the memorial service will take place at 10.00am at the Christ Ambassadors Church in Kempton park “The venue is directly opposite the Kempton Park Civic Centre, 1, Cnr C.R. Swart and Pretoria Road in Kempton Park” he said.