Nigeria Coach Musa Abdullahi Dies

.NFF Condoles His Family –

Reports from Kogi State say former Nigeria Coach, Musa Abdullahi is dead.
Abdullahi, who suffered stroke some years ago and had been confined to his home in Kogi State since then, was reported dead on Sunday, 25 January and was buried the same day according to Muslim rights.
Abdullahi assisted Coach Fanny Amun to lead the U-17 National Team to a second FIFA U-17 World Cup title in Japan in 1993.
He later led the team, several years later, to win the African title in Seychelles in 2001.
The late coach also won silver medal for Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago in 2001.
He also served at different times as Assistant Coach of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has expressed deep sorrow at news of the death of Abdullahi.
“This is terrible news,” began NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who spoke on telephone from Equatorial Guinea where he is on official duty for the Confederation of African Football at the 30th Africa Cup of Nations finals.
“Coach Musa Abdullahi was known by all who came across him as a gentleman to the core, a very humble, highly dedicated and tireless professional who had real passion for the job. He was just a likeable person in every respect.
“We feel very, very sad to lose him but God loves him more and he has gone to rest. Our prayer is for Almighty God to grant him peaceful rest and also grant the family he has left behind the fortitude to bear the huge loss,” Pinnick stated.

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