The Chairman, Edo State Football Association, Frank Ilaboya, confirmed on Wednesday that the remains of former Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi, had been deposited in a mortuary in Benin.
The privately-owned mortuary, Faith Mediplex, is located on the Benin Airport Road in the Edo State capital.
The family is said to be interested in the cause of the soccer tactician, who suddenly died in the early hours of Wednesday.
It has thus demanded for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Ilaboya quoted Keshi’s family member, Ricky Aburimen, as saying the Eagle’s former coach as having only complained of a leg ailment while holidaying at his Airport Road home in Benin before he passed away.
He said that Keshi had died on the way to the hospital at about 3am.
The ex-international lost his wife, Nkem Kate Keshi, only last December.
They had been married for 33 years.
She died after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Keshi is survived by four children and his mother.