Coach Kelechi Emeteole dies of throat cancer

Kelechi Emeteole
Kelechi Emeteole

One of the coaching veterans in Nigeria’s domestic football scene, Kelechi Emeteole, is dead.

The former Heartland coach who had been battling throat cancer for a while now lost the battle in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, in an Indian hospital.

Emeteole, up until his death, had difficulties in breathing and swallowing and had a pipe inserted in his throat to aid him. According to reports, he passed on before a corrective surgery could be performed on him.

The ‘Caterpillar’ as he was popularly known during his days in the national team, managed top teams like Heartland FC, Enugu Rangers and El Kanemi in the Nigeria Premier League before his death.

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