Former Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer and assistant coach, Joe Erico is dead following brief illness.

Erico, aged 72 passed away in Lagos on Tuesday, January 19th.

A relative of the deceased identified as Tomiwa Aghedo, who confirmed the sad news to Goal.com, revealed that the coach complained of stomach ache before he died.

In his words,

“I feel sad informing you that coach Joe Erico passed away [Tuesday].

“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 Tuesday morning he passed away. It’s terrible news at this point in time and everyone 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.”

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