The news of the death of the former super eagles coach has continued to gather reactions from individuals, with the latest coming from the former Super Eagles handler, Clemence Westerhof. The Dutchman is currently based in Holland his hometown, and was shocked to hear of the death of his former captain.
Clemence Westerhof lighted four candles as a mark of respect for the late Big Boss. The four candles represented the four years Keshi worked with him as the captain of the team. Westerhof had a quiet and dull evening, upon hearing the news of the former Super Eagles coach in Holland, as he practically became moody and stayed indoor with his wife.
Clemence Westerhof won Nigeria’s second African Cup of nations while in charge of the team in Tunisia 1994, and also qualified the Super Eagles to her first ever world cup outing in USA 1994. In achieving these feats, the Dutchman had Stephen Keshi as the captain of the team for the greater period of his sojourn, with Keshi exhibiting qualities of a leader.
The Dutchman described the late Nigerian soccer legend as a “great person, a great player and a great coach” His death is terrible, very unfortunate, and a big tragedy. It was under Westerhof that Keshi won the Africa cup of nations as a player, before winning it as a coach in 2013.