LMC dedicates Match Day 26 to Emeteole

Posted on Jun 23 2017 - 9:07am by admin

players and in shape officers of the Nigeria skilled football League (NPFL) are to turn out with black arm bands to honour a former train of prominent NPFL clubs, Kelechi Emeteole who passed on in the early hours of Wednesday.

Emeteole, nicknamed ‘Caterpillar’ in his taking part in days for various league golf equipment in the united states died in India where he underwent surgical treatment for throat cancer.

Shehu Dikko, the Chairman of the League administration firm (LMC) expressed grief on the death of the teach who in addition to managing a number of league golf equipment additionally labored with national teams including the tremendous Eagles, the Flying Eagles, the Golden Eaglets and the seaside Soccer crew, otherwise known as the super Sand Eagles.

“The passing on of train Emeteole is a great loss to the NPFL as a result of he was a tutor that has been very prominent in the league training teams and raising one of the vital players who’ve made this country proud.

He was once a real Nigerian who performed football and labored with clubs across the states, speaking all three Nigerian main languages”, remarked Dikko.

After retiring from lively soccer with the then Spartans of Owerri, Emeteole took to preparation and remarkably helped El-Kanemi Warriors return to the NPFL rising all the manner from the then Division three through to the Division two and to the defunct Nigeria football League. A prominent protégée of his at the Borno aspect is Enyimba international FC’s Ikechukwu Ibenegbu who had gone on to signify Nigeria at the senior degree and the seaside Soccer championships.

The late Emeteole additionally had repeat stints at Heartland FC of Owerri and Rangers global.

The LMC has therefore directed that a minute silence be observed throughout all NPFL venues on Saturday, June 24 and on Wednesday, June 28 for the fit Day 26 fixtures.

in line with Dikko, “Emeteole deserves all of the honour we will accord him at the moment. We commiserate together with his domestic and pray that God will supply them the fortitude to move through this trying time in their domestic”.


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