Sports [LIST] 7 Shocking Deaths in Nigerian Football in 2016



Here's a list of prominent people in Nigerian football who died in 2016.

  • Peter Ogaba (Ex Nigerian youth star) Known for his heroics at the 1989 U-20 FIFA World cup in Saudi Arabia. Died after a brief illness in an Abuja village. Aged 42.
  • Chinedu Agwu (former Enyimba and Kaduna United goalkeeper) Died after a protracted illness. Aged 30.
  • Michael Umanyinka (ex Zagatala PFK defender) died on the pitch during a game for Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK. Aged 20 years.
  • Izu Joseph - (Defender, Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan) Shot by men of the military Joint Task Force, JTF while on an end of season visit to his hometown. Died afterwards.
  • Ibrahim Abubakar (Ex Head of Protocol, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF) Reportedly Assassinated.
  • Amodu Shuaibu (Ex Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation, NFF) Died in his sleep after complaining of chest pain.
  • Stephen Keshi (Ex Head Coach, Nigeria's senior national football team) Died after reportedly suffering an heart attack. Aged 54.


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