The well-known truck-driver was killed just yards from his home in Glasgow n Sunday morning last.
Asif Rehman, 20 and Adil Ishaq, 19, who are both from Glasgow, were remanded in custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Mr McKeeney, 57, died in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.
He was allegedly attacked in the street. His partner Ann Marie is believed to have witnessed the gruesome incident.
Mr McKeeney was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where he died from his injuries.
Rehman and Ishaq made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.