Wednesday, 21 June 2017

NFF Mourn Death Of Former Beach Soccer Team Coach, Emeteole

The Nigeria Football Federation have sent out condolences over the death of a former Nigeria Beach Soccer team coach, Kelechi Emeteole who died on Wednesday at 66.
Emeteole, up until his death, had difficulties in breathing and swallowing and had a pipe inserted in his throat to aid him.

He passed on before a corrective surgery could be performed on him and this has been confirmed by a friend to the Emeteole family and media officer of Heartland, Solomon Onu.

“Kelechi Emeteole has passed on,” Onu confirmed.

“Just spoke with his wife. I woke up to see 13 missed calls and quickly grabbed the phone.

“The wife broke the bad news and am devastated.

 “I spoke to the wife on Monday and she even called me back through WhatsApp video call. I saw coach on a bed receiving a drip getting ready for the surgery to remove the pipe on his neck. He waved at me little did I know it was a sad goodbye wave.”
The ‘Caterpillar’ as he was popularly known during his hare days in the national team managed top teams like Heartland FC, Enugu Rangers and El Kanemi in the Nigeria Premier League before his death.

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