Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Joe Erico is dead

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Former goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles Joe Erico is dead.

Erico, nicknamed ‘Jogobonito exponent’, passed away on Tuesday morning in Lagos surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.

He was 72.

Super Eagles media officer, Babafemi Raji, confirmed the development on Thursday morning.

Erico alongside late coach Shuaibu Amodu and late Stephen Keshi qualified the Super Eagles for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup, but were dismissed before the tournament.

He was a goalkeeper for Electricity Connectors of Nigeria (ECN) and made his mark with the Green Eagles.

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