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Death of ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Buhari mourns

By Ugbede Usman

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The Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari said he is saddened by the death of the former national goal keeper, Joe Erico, who reportedly died on Thursday.

Buhari through a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “Joe Erico: President Buhari commiserates with family, NFD over the death of Joe Erico,” said he commiserate with the family of the former super eagle goalkeeper as well as the national Football Federation.

It reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened to learn of the passing of former Nigeria senior team goalkeeper and one-time assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico.

“Commiserating with the family of the legendary player and tactician, as well as the Nigeria Football Federation, the President avers that the nation will forever remember him for his tireless devotion to duty, ensuring victory for Nigeria when it mattered most in football.

“President Buhari believes that Coach Erico’s guidance as a veteran would have availed much for the Nigerian football community, but it pleased his Maker to call him home at such a time.

“The President prays almighty God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and divine comfort for family, friends, associates, and everyone who came in contact with the talented sportsman.”


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