Head coach of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Audu Adamu, is dead.
Coach Adamu died in Anyigba, Kogit state on Saturday, Blueprint reports.
Adamu became the technical adviser of the Supersand Eagles in 2009, and inspired the country to one Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations triumph same year in Durban, South Africa.
Coach ‘Ejor’ as fondly called by friends and players, also led the country to four Beach Soccer World Cup tournaments, and Copa Lagos success three times.
He also handled the Kogi Beach Soccer club, winning several national and international competitions, including a silver at Keta Cup in Ghana in 2016.
Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Beach Soccer secretary and Fifa instructor Sunday Okayi confirmed the sad development on Saturday night.
“Good evening Friends. It is with a heavy heart that I wish to inform us that our Coach, Friend and Brother has gone to be with his Maker. He breathed his last some minutes go,” he wrote on social media.
His death will be the second loss to the Beach Soccer national team, following the demise of his assistant coach Chukwuma Agbo on February 20, 2019.
This is also barely hours to the kick of the 2021 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Senegal, which the Supersand Eagles will not be participating in for the first time in their history