Erico Ex-Nigeria International Goalkeeper Dies At 72


Former Nigeria international goalkeeper and ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper trainer Joe Erico has passed away at the age of 72 after a brief illness.

Erico’s death was confirmed to Goal by a close member of his family Tomiwa Aghedo.

According to Aghedo, Erico who died on Tuesday morning, after complaining of stomach ache.

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

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“He complained of stomach ache yesterday (Monday) 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…

Source: Complete Sports