By James Agberebi:
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Stephen Keshi as a great loss to Nigerian football.
The former Super Eagles skipper and coach died in the early hours of Wednesday aged 54.
Reacting to the sudden death, President Buhari praised Keshi for his selfless service to the country.
He wrote on his Twitter handle: "Nigeria today lost a great sportsman, football player, coach and citizen.
"Nigerian football will not be the same without Stephen Keshi. He gave this country his all. May his soul rest in peace."
Also, the Nigeria Football Federation expressed shock following Keshi's demise.
According to the NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Keshi's death was a huge blow.
He also revealed that the NFF will be hugely involved in the burial arrangement of the former international.
“This is devastating. We have lost a superhero," Pinnick said.
“The NFF Board will meet and decide on the best way to honour Stephen Keshi. We will be fully involved in the arrangements for the final burial rites.”