Leganes defender, Kenneth Omeruo has come out to pay a tribute to late Stephen Keshi who died 4 years ago.
Omeruo simply revealed that he wishes the Super Eagles legend was alive to witness his progress as a defender.
According to him, he misses Keshi a whole lot and he will never forget his advice and encouragements to everyone under him.
He added that the manager gave him his first opportunity to shine when he least expected it and that decision changed his life and career.
His words, “It’s been four years already and I am still hoping I would one day pick up the phone and call you like I use to,
“I miss you but I am sad I am very sad that I am beginning to get used to your absence but one thing I will never forget, is your advice and your encouragements.
“You gave me more than one chances and you told me several times, until it stuck to my head, that everyone cannot love me. You told me to work hard always and not expect to be favoured because hard work always wins.
“You gave me an opportunity at a very young age even when I wasn’t expecting it. I was content with just making the squad and you never asked for anything in return.
“I remember against Ivory Coast, with the likes of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure I didn’t know how to prepare for that game because I was a bit panicked.
“I remember you telling us we will get to the final even when we haven’t played Ivory Coast yet. I went into that game with so much passion. We used to talk about Chelsea and every time my contract is extended, you will congratulate me and tell me it’s like they don’t want to let me go but guess what Boss, I finally left Chelsea, and I am even happier than I used to be.”
“I got married and we have a beautiful daughter Chairein and she is adorable and looks like me. Okay maybe not, you would have loved her. I had to write all this now because I just realized you weren’t here to see it all.
“Thank you for everything daddy and keep resting in peace coach Keshi. Forever in my heart.”
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