Ex-International and former Super Eagles assistant coach, Joe Erico, died on Thursday at the age of 72.
Erico, popularly known as ‘Jogo Bonito’, passed away, on Thursday morning, in Lagos surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
A close friend to the family member, Tomiwa Aghedo confirmed the story saying the country’s coaching icon gave up the ghost after complaining of stomach ache.
“I feel sad informing you that coach Joe Erico passed on this morning [Tuesday],” Aghedo told Goal.
“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.
Source: Nigerian Tribune