Breaking News: Joe Erico, Former assistant coach of the Super Eagles is dead
|One time assistant coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Joe Erico passed away on Thursday at the age of 72. (photo credit: Channels TV)|
Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Joe Erico is dead.
Erico started out his football career with the Nigeria Police Force, before having various stints with NEPA, Nigeria Railways, Electricity Connectors of Nigeria and Julius Berger – where he won several silverware.
Two years later, Erico was recalled to the national team as an assistant to Amodu Shuaibu, in charge of training the goalkeepers. Alongside Amodu and Stephen Keshi, Nigeria qualified for the 2002 World Cup staged in South Korea and Japan. Again, he was axed by the NFF after the country placed third at the 2002 Afcon in Mali.