Keshi and wife during their daughter’s wedding in March 2015
Former Super Eagles manager, Stephen keshi has lost his wife, Katherine to the cold hands of death.  He died of cancer, her family has confirmed.
Below is a statement from Emmanuel Ado, on behalf of the Keshi family, confirmed that the 54-year-old lost her three-year-long fight against the sickness on Wednesday night in the United States.
“With gratitude to God the Family of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Keshi CON announces the death of our dear wife, mother, daughter, sister Mrs. Kate Keshi née Abureme 
“She died in the United States of America. She has in the last three years battled with cancer. She gave a good fight, until she finally succumbed yesterday.
“She is survived by her husband of 33 years, 4 children, her mother, brother, sisters and numerous relatives. We ask for prayers for her. ”
Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinning also condoled with the ex Nigerian footballer. 
“Keshi is a Nigerian hero and we mourn deeply with him at this time. This has come like a big blow, but we pray that he receives divine strength to cope with the situation, and we also pray that the Almighty God will grant the departed eternal rest,” Mr. Pinnick added. 

May God give the family the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen