– Mudashiru Yusuf was in charge of the Super Falcons at different times
– He was also at a point the assistant coach of the Nigeria Under 17 male football team
– The tactician has died at the age of 68 and buried at his residence in Osun state
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Mudashiru Yusuf was announced dead by the Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday afternoon, August 22 as the football body wrote on its official social media handle.
Yusuf was once the coach of the Super Falcons and also had a managerial role at the Nigeria Under 17 national team, the Golden Eaglets.
Media officer for Osun United Football Club Tajudeen Amodu disclosed that Yusuf died at a private hospital in the Osun state capital of Oshogbo on Saturday.
His remains have been buried on Sunday amid tears from relatives and well-wishers.
“We are sad to announce the passing of Coach Mudashiru Yusuf, who was at different times Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons and the Golden Eaglets. He was 68. May his soul rest in peace. Our prayers are with his family,” the Nigeria Football federation wrote.
And this is coming barely two months that tragedy struck in Warri, Delta state on Monday, June 15, as Nigerian football star Erhire Akpoyovwire Felix died after he reportedly battled an unknown illness for some time.
It was gathered that the former Warri Wolves striker who was a cult hero for Nigerian National League side J.Atete had been down with illness.
Manager of Heartland football club Fidelis Ilechukwu described Erhire’s death as unfortunate, adding that he spoke with the player about twenty-four hours before he heard the sad news of his death.
“We spoke on Sunday and he told me he was still very sick, not until I heard that he passed away on Monday. He was buried today (Friday, June 19),” the former MFM FC of Lagos manager told Legit.ng on phone.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Samuel Okwaraji reportedly collapsed ten minutes from the end of a World Cup qualifier against the Palancras Negras of Angola at the national stadium Surulere, Lagos on August 12, 1989.
The day remains the darkest in the history of Nigerian football as the 25-year-old died from what medical officials described as an enlarged heart and high blood pressure, following his collapse on the pitch.
Nigerians have continued to clamour for the player to be honoured even 31 years after he passed on – and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has stated that the jersey number 6 worn by the late player would be retired.
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