Super Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo has come out to open up on his relationship with the late Stephen Keshi.
Speaking recently, Yobo revealed that he cannot be forgotten because they both shared several great memories when he was alive.
According to him, as long as football continues to exist, it will be difficult to forget Stephen Keshi because he lived a life of legacy.
He added that the deceased was a great man who had a charismatic personality as a player and manager.
His words, “May his soul rest in peace but it is hard to forget him as long there is football. We also have so many great memories together.”
“Anytime you talk about Afcon 2013, you have to talk about him. And anytime most people talk about me as well, his name comes up. It is very hard to forget especially if I’m getting into the coaching angle as well.
“I always think about what he would have said and how happy he would have been if he was around today, but I know that wherever he is, he is resting in the Lord.”
“It is sad that we lost a great man but he’s left his legacy so we can remember him.
“He was a great man and he had a great personality and was charismatic.
“He was a leader and deep down he was humane if you can actually get to that point with him. People that knew this were people who were close to him. He was loveable and I have so many beautiful memories about him.”
“One of the memories that I won’t forget happened during the 2014 World Cup. Despite what was happening, his wife ([Kate] – may her soul rest in peace – came to Brazil,”
“Then, the food we were having wasn’t tasty as we would have wanted it – as in having the Nigerian flavour. She had this pepper that she brought from America and said the Big Boss liked.
“He would call me and say ‘Skippo, take and share with your boys’. We shared that solid bond and apart from what people knew, he was more humane than what people saw.
“His legacy is always going to stay forever for what he has done for football. Regardless of how we look at it, Keshi is a symbol of Nigerian football.”
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