JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Nigeria Manager, Stephen Keshi is lifted by his players after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Nigeria and Burkina at FNB Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Burial arrangements for late Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi, has been made public.
A member of the burial committee who is also the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah revealed that the ceremonies would hold between Thursday, July 28, and Sunday, July 31, 2016.
According to Mr. Ukah, who spoke in Asaba yesterday, on Thursday, July 28, there will be a requiem mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Airport Road, Benin City, from 9am, followed by lying in state at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, by 11am while a novelty match by All Stars and tributes will also take place at the same venue.
The Information Commissioner stated: “The same day, his remains will depart Benin City for Asaba, Delta State, from 1:15pm. On arrival, there will be lying in state ceremony at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Indoor Hall, Asaba, from 3:15pm, followed by a novelty match by All Stars and Tributes at Stephen Keshi International Stadium, Asaba, from 3:30pm.”
He added that the service of songs/vigil mass would hold at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, Delta State, by 6pm same day.
On Friday, July 29, the body will leave Asaba for Illah by 7am, and there will be a brief stopover at the Ogbelani Palace for traditional rites as a palace chief by 8am, followed by lying in state at his family home, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 8:30am.
The requiem mass will take place at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 10am after which interment will hold at his family compound, Ukpologwu Quarters, Illah, from 12:30pm.
Ukah also stated that entertainment of guests would be at Omorka Primary School playground by 12:30pm while the burial ceremonies would be rounded up on Sunday, July 31, with a thanksgiving mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Illah, by 10am.


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