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Sad day as top Nigerian national team coach dies after brief illness





- Danladi Nasidi who was former Super Falcons coach is dead

- The Nigerian Football Federation announced his passing on Wednesday, August 12

- Nasidi was in charge of the Nigerian Under-15 team before he passed

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Nigerian football fraternities have been thrown into serious mourning on Wednesday, August 12, following the shocking death of former Super Falcons coach Danladi Nasidi.

The Nigerian Football Federation took to their official social media page to confirm the death of the man who was in charge of the National Under-15 team.

The cause of his demise was not revealed, but there are reports that Nasidi had serious health issues before he passed on.

He died in Minna, Niger state where his family are living, and will also be interred according to Islamic rites.

''We are sad to hear of the passing of National U15 Coach, Danladi Nasidi this morning.

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''Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the football fraternity in Nigeria. May his soul rest in peace,'' the Nigerian Football Federation explained.

Before his death, coach Nasidi was planning to develop the Nigerian National Under-15 team where he has spotted many players in the country.

Nigerian National League side Niger Tornadoes have also expressed sadness about the death of their former coach Nasidi.

Head coach of the Minna based-side Abubakar Bala described the demise of Nasidi as a great loss considering how he has helped the club in the past.

''We have been told about his death and it came as a sad one for us all at Niger Tornadoes as we pray that God should grant him eternal rest,'' Bala told Legit.ng.

Danladi Nasidi, former Super Falcons coach, dies in Minna after brief illness

Danladi Nasidi, former Super Falcons coach, dies in Minna after brief illness. Photo Credit: TheNff on Twitter
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Joseph Yobo posted an heartfelt tribute to late Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, four years after the death of the former Super Eagles gaffer.

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The world on this day four years ago lost the big boss who was reported then to have suffered heart attack six months after the death of his wife.

Stephen Keshi's death came as a big shock to all Nigerians and many people around the world considering what he has achieved in football.

Even inside the grave Keshi remains the only Nigerian who has won the African Cup of Nations title as a player and as a coach.

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