NFF Mourns Passing Of Former Falconets Head Coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday expressed deep sorrow at the death on Tuesday evening of former head coach of the U-20 Girls National Team (the Falconets), Dan Evumena.

The former chief strategist of the Falconets was hospitalised for a few days but did not recover from the ailment.

“The news of Dan Evumena’s death is too hard to take. I am still in shock,” NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, said in Abuja.  “This is a young trainer who has done creditably well at Club and National levels.”

“And still had so much in his tank with which to fertilize and nurture the growth of many more women footballers. The death of every human being diminishes us, especially the death of every young person. He had his life in front of him.”

“Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant him eternal life and also grant those he has left behind, particularly his young family, the fortitude to bear the big loss,” Sanusi concluded.

Evumena served as Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons before his appointment as Head Coach of the U-20 Girls.

As Head Coach of the Falconets, he steered the team to the quarter finals of the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile, before the squad lost to France.


NFF/Chidi Nwoke.

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