Veteran Nigerian coach kicks the bucket

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Kelechi Emeteole [Photo:]
One of the respected coaches on the domestic scene, Kelechi Emeteole, is dead.

The former Heartland coach died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, in an Indian hospital after battling with cancer of the throat, which has seen him bedridden for over six months.

Emeteole, up until his death, had difficulties in breathing and swallowing and had a pipe inserted in his throat to aid him.

He passed on before a corrective surgery could be performed on him, a family friend and media officer of Heartland, Solomon Onu, told PREMIUM TIMES.

“Kelechi Emeteole has passed on,” Onu confirmed.