Ex: Nigeria Tremendous Eagles: Joe Erico, goalkeeping coach and assistant coach, has died on the age of 72.
Erico died this week in Lagos surrounded by his household after a short sickness.
A relative of the coach, Tomiwa Aghedo, confirmed the unhappy information, in line with: Goal:.
“I’m unhappy to report that coach Joe Erico handed away this morning: [Tuesday, according to multiple reports], ”Aghedo stated.
“He complained of abdomen ache yesterday and was later taken to hospital, the place he was advised to current his COVID-19 check consequence earlier than he was assisted.
“Coach Erico went to do the check as ordered and this morning he died very quickly.
“It’s horrible information in the meanwhile and every of us is devastated.
“We’re comforted by the truth that he has served Nigeria with all his may and has lived a great life worthy of emulation.”
Erico, a former skilled footballer himself, was a part of the teaching staff that certified Nigeria’s U23 staff for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Referred to as ‘Jogo Bonito’ (Stunning Sport) for his desire for fluency and expression within the rhythm of his groups ’play as a coach, Erico was a part of the triumvirate (alongside the late Amodu Shaibu and the late Stephen Keshi) who have been compelled to do a security job for Nigeria because the ship for the 2002 FIFA World Cup ultimate modified badly below Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere.
With three video games remaining within the marketing campaign and an indispensable mandate for all, the trio has performed the job and certified Nigeria for Korea / Japan.
Additionally they led the staff to a bronze medal on the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations ultimate in Mali in early 2002.
Together with his demise, it implies that all members of that historic triumvirate are actually handed down.
Coach Erico is survived by his spouse and 4 youngsters. His burial preparations will likely be introduced quickly.
NFF cries Eric:
“It’s one other unhappy day for Nigerian Soccer. Erico was certainly one of Nigeria’s finest worldwide goalkeepers and in addition served the nation with fervor and diligence as Assistant Coach of the Tremendous Eagles between 2001 and 2002. It is going to be vastly missed.
“We pray that Almighty God will grant him everlasting relaxation and in addition grant his household and family members the prospect to endure the nice loss,” stated NFF Secretary Normal Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, he stated in Abuja.