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  • Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi."He gave his FUT Coins country his all. May his soul rest in peace." Stephen Keshi, one of African football's most recognisable figures, died on June 8, 2016, aged Keshi was one of African football's most recognisable figures, who was one of only two men with Egypt's Mahmoud El-Gohary to lift the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and coach.As a coach, he was the first African to get two countries to the World Cup finals --

    Togo in 2006 and Nigeria in 2014 -- and the first manager from the continent to reach the last 16.He also blazed a trail for African footballers to play in European leagues, leaving Nigeria in the mid-1980s for Belgium and a stint in the French leagues.Keshi's brother, Emmanuel Ado, said the man dubbed "Big Boss" by fans and players for his leadership, died in Benin City, southern Nigeria, where he has a house and his wife, Kate, is buried.He said Keshi had been in mourning since her death last December.

    "He came back (from the United States, where he lived) to Nigeria to be with her. "He had planned to fly back today, Wednesday, before he suffered a cardiac arrest," he added.- 'A superhero'-In a mark of his impact, condolences came from English Premier League side Chelsea and Manchester City's Yaya Toure to FIFA top brass.FIFA's new secretary-general Fatma Samoura, currently head of the UN Development Programme in Nigeria, tweeted: "The football family has lost a great member."

    Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Issa Hayatou described Keshi as a "jewel" while Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick said he was "a superhero".The NFF has opened books of condolence for Buy FIFA Coins fans and ordered a minute's silence to be observed before all professional matches in the Nigerian leagues on Wednesday.