The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commiserated with former Super Eagles’ Head Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi over the death of his wife, Mrs. Kate Keshi who passed on last week.
Keshi had lost his wife of thirty-three years to a two year battle with cancer.
In a statement, Barrister Dalung prayed the Almighty God to give Keshi the grace to cope without his wife of 33 years.
“To lose a wife and friend at ones’ prime is a huge loss. The vacuum cannot be filled and it is only through the grace of God that one can cope with such a vacuum.
“My heartfelt sympathy for Keshi, his children and all members of his family and friends especially the football family. May the good Lord console them”, said Dalung.
The Minister recalled that Keshi was a national hero, whose success during his playing days and his coaching career would not have been possible without the support of his wife.
“To now lose a lady that has been with you throughout the dark times and at the peak of your success, when both of them were supposed to be enjoying the fruits of their labour together is sad”.
Dalung prayed to God to give Keshi the fortitude to bear the loss. Keshi, who spoke on telephone from his base in the United States of America said his wife was brave throughout her illness.
“She put up a good fight and was not ready to go yet until she finally gave up on Wednesday”.
She is survived by her husband, 4 children, a mother, brother, sisters and relatives.