Mrs. Keshi, who died in December 2015 of cancer in America, was survived by her husband and five children.
Frank Ilaboya, the Chairman of the Edo State Football Association, made the remark in Benin at the burial of the late Mrs. Keshi.
Ilaboya, who represented the NFF at the occasion, prayed God to grant Stephen Keshi and the family the strength to bear the loss.
“We pray God to strengthen Coach Keshi to move on with his career,” he said.
In his tribute, former Super Eagles Head Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, described the deceased as “a sister, friend and mother”.
Amodu said the late Kate always called to encourage him and Stephen when they had challenges during their days in the national team.
Stephen Keshi described his late wife as “a unique person every man would love to have”.
He thanked Nigerians for the love, sympathy and prayers for the family when his wife passed on.