Former Super Eagles player, Osaze Odemwingie has made some claims about the health status of late coach of the national team, Stephen Keshi.
Stephen Keshi died on June 7, 2016, following a heart attack he suffered at his home in Benin, Edo State.
Odemwingie revealed that Stephen Keshi was out of breath a lot during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He said, “It’s not to prove who is boss, who is not. It’s national interest and I believe I brought some value to the team in Brazil, we put those differences aside,”
“And actually after that we were in touch, he’ll give me a call out of the blue, he’ll just call to say hello and say he heard about my injury and then checked on me when I had surgery.”
“Of course it shocked me as well he passed away but you could see his health wasn’t great even in Brazil. He was out of breath a lot, he needed to take breaks, he wasn’t so much full of energy on the sidelines.
“Sometimes he stands up to pass some messages, he wasn’t looking full of energy then, unfortunately.
“He’s a legend in the country, he’s done a great job, put any sentiment aside he got the job done and that’s what counts a lot in sports.”