Former Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi has passed away at the age of 54 from a cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday while he was preparing to return to his base in the United States.

Along with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, Keshi is one of only two men to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and coach.

Here are how people reacted about this terrible news for the African football fraternity: