A former coach of Nigerian youth teams, Musa Abdullahi, has passed on.
Abdullahi had coached both the Golden Eaglets and the Flying Eagles, and was once an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.
Abdullahi died on Sunday in his hometown in Kogi and was buried the same day.
“Coach Musa Abdullahi was known by all who came across him as a gentleman to the core, a very humble, highly dedicated and tireless professional who had real passion for the job. He was just a likeable person in every respect,” NFF president Amaju Pinnick said in a statement.
“We feel very, very sad to lose him but God loves him more and he has gone to rest. Our prayer is for Almighty God to grant him peaceful rest and also grant the family he has left behind the fortitude to bear the huge loss.”