Nigeria has woken up in shock this morning as people have been informed that Stephen Okechukwu Keshi aka the big Boss died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday.
The former international football player who lost his wife of 33 years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer is suspected to have had a heart attack in Benin Edo State.
According to family members and a close friend the coach never showed any signs of illness. He is survived by four children and his mother.
Keshi, the only Nigerian coach to have won the Africa Cup of Nations, achieved a rare feat in 2013 by becoming only the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach.