JUST IN: Ex-Super Eagles assistant Coach, Joe Erico is dead

Joe Erico a former goalkeeper for Nigeria and a trainer for the Super Eagles is dead.

News of Erico’s death filtered in on Thursday as Roving Naija gathered the 72-year old died in Lagos after a brief illness.

The former goalkeeper’s death was confirmed on Thursday morning by the Super Eagles media officer, Babafemi Raji via Brila FM.

Another close family source Tomiwa Aghedo also told Goal how the astute manager passed on.

“I feel sad informing you that coach Joe Erico passed on this morning [Tuesday],” Aghedo told Goal.

“He complained of stomach ache yesterday 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 Erico went for the test as directed and very early this morning he passed away. It’s terrible news at this point in time and every one of us is devasted.

“We are consoled by the fact that he served Nigeria with all his strength and he lived a good life worthy of emulation.”

Erico began his football career with the Nigerian Police Force, NEPA, Nigeria Railways, Electricity Connectors of Nigeria and Julius Berger – where he won several diadems.

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