Super Eagles former goalkeeper trainer and assistant coach, Joe Erico, is dead. Coach Joe Erico died on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021 at the age of seventy-two (72) after a brief illness.

A relative of the coach known as Tomiwa Aghedo, a relative to coach Erico confirmed the sad news, stating that the coach complained of stomach ache before he eventually passed on.

Late Joe Erico with Stephen Keshi

“I feel sad informing you that coach passed away. He complained of stomach ache yesterday, Monday, January 28 and he was subsequently rushed to the hospital, where he was told to present his Covid-19 test result before he would be attended to.

“Coach went for the test as directed and very early Tuesday morning he passed away. It is a terrible news at this point in time and every one of us is devastated. We are consoled by the fact that he served Nigeria with all his strength and he lived a good life worthy of emulation.” Aghedo said mournfully.



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