Super Eagles former goalkeeper trainer and assistant coach, Joe Erico, has died aged 72.
Erico reportedly passed away on Tuesday morning, January 19, in Lagos surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
A relative of the coach known as Tomiwa Aghedo, confirmed the sad news to Goal.com stating that the coach complained of stomach ache before he died.
“I feel sad informing you that coach Joe Erico passed away [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.
“Coach Erico went for the test as directed and very early Tuesday morning he passed away. It’s terrible news at this point in time and everyone of us is devastated.
“We are consoled by the fact that he served Nigeria with all his strength and he lived a good life worthy of emulation.”