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Google honours ‘Big Boss’ Keshi on his posthumous birthday with a doodle

Search Engine giant, Google has honoured Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, with a Google doodle on his posthumous birthday on Tuesday, January 23.

Popularly called the ‘Big Boss, Google honoured him on its search page with a cartoon image wearing the Nigerian number four jersey and another image wearing a face cap depicting his role as captain of the Nigerian Super Eagles and Coach of the team as well.

Also in the image are medals with ’94 and ’13 inscribed on them apparently showing the medals won by Nigeria in those years.

Born January 23, 1962, he earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.

The football legend represented Nigeria from 1982, at age 20, till 1994, most of the time captaining the Super Eagles and scoring vital goals from his position as a central defender.

He led Nigeria to qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations becoming only the second person to win the trophy both as a player and a coach after Mahmoud El-Gohary of Egypt.

Keshi died on June 8 in Benin City at the age of 54 and was buried in his hometown, Illah, Delta state.

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