The burial of former Super Eagles captain and Chief Coach, Stephen
Keshi, who died on June 8th has been slated for July 29th at his
hometown, Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah
who is a member of the Keshi burial committee, Keshi’s funeral ceremony
will commence on
Thursday July 28th and end on Sunday July 31st.
The funeral would kick off in Edo State on Thursday
July 28th with a requiem mass at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Airport
Road, Benin-City, from 9:00 am, followed by lying in state at Samuel
Ogbemudia Stadium, also in Benin-City, by 11:00am.
There will also be a novelty match by All Stars as well as a session of
tributes in honour of the late soccer star at the stadium.
“The same day, his remains will depart Benin-City for Asaba, Delta
State, from 1:15pm. On arrival, there will be lying in state ceremony at
Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Indoor Hall, Asaba, from 3:15pm,
followed by a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes at Stephen Keshi
International Stadium, Asaba, from 3:30pm”Ukah said
The service of songs/vigil Mass will the same day hold at St John the
Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 6:00pm, according to the obsequies
On Friday, July 29th, his body will leave Asaba for his hometown, Illah
There will be a lying in state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters,
Illah, from 8:30am. A Requiem Mass will take place at St John the
Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 10:00am followed by interment at
his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 12:30pm.
A thanksgiving will be held at the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah on Sunday July 31st.