kesh1The final journey home for the late Super Eagles Chief Coach and renowned football tactician, Stephen Keshi, will begin today with series of activities lined up to herald his interment in Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, on June 29, 2016.

When journalists visited his Ukpologwu Quarters home in Illah, on Tuesday, the entire compound was wearing a new look after renovation works in readiness for his burial. Work on the tomb, where his remains will rest, had been completed as at the time of the visit.

All was also set at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, preparatory to the service of songs/vigil mass that will hold today, as well as the requiem mass tomorrow and the thanksgiving mass on Sunday.

As a titled chief in Illah, his body will stop briefly at the palace of the traditional ruler of the town tomorrow for traditional rites.

At the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, finishing touches were being put in place to receive the numerous persons that will come to pay their last respect to the fallen hero during the lying in state ceremony.

Late Coach Stephen Keshi died on June 7, 2016 in Benin City, Edo State, at the age of 54.

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