Sunday, 25 February, 2018


Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

Google honours Keshi on 56th posthumous birthday with doodle Google Celebrates Late Super Eagles Ex Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi's Posthumous Birthday With A Doodle
Melba Vasquez | 23 January, 2018, 13:39

Nigerian football icon, Late Stephen Keshi, has been honoured with a Google doodle.

Stephen Keshi started his football career in 1979 and had a successful career playing for local clubs like ACB Lagos & New Nigeria Bank before moving overseas to play for clubs like Anderlecht in Belgium & RC Strasbourg in France.

Doodles are the fun and spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Known affectionately as "Big Boss", he was beloved as a player for Nigeria's national team, where he earned more than 60 caps, each for an appearance in an worldwide match, and representing the country at the FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.

"Football took Keshi all over the world as he played across Africa, Europe, and the U.S".

The Google manager said that against the odds, Keshi led Togo all the way to a qualifying spot in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After this, Keshi went ahead to qualify the Super Eagles to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, thereby making him the first African coach to qualify two African countries for the World Cup finals.

However, he left the position prior to the tournament and was replaced by Otto Pfister. It shows the unparalleled achievements of Stephen Keshi, who first won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations as a player and then as a coach in 2013.

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