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Nigerian Coaching Legend Kelechi Emeteole Dies in India



Coaching legend Kelechi Emeteole died from throat cancer in India in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

‘Yes, my husband is dead as he could not make the final surgery to remove the pipe on his neck, and so sad that I am now a widow,” the wife was quoted to have said.

Kelechi Emeteole popularly known as “the Caterpillar” was actively involved in the local Nigerian football scene. He managed local football clubs Enyimba, Lobi Stars, Heartland, El-Kanemi Warriors and the reigning Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers.

The Coaching Veteran who had been battling with throat Cancer since 2016, was in India awaiting corrective surgery until his death in the early hours of Wednesday 21st of June 2017.


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to twitter to sympathize with the family of the late Veteran.

Photo Credit: Twitter- NFF


  1. Bennie

    June 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    may his soul rest in peace

  2. FindOut

    June 21, 2017 at 6:04 pm



    June 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm


  4. Shadrack Okoye

    June 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm


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