Coach Joe Erico: Ex-Green Eagles goalie found dead in bed


I swore for them in the NFA or NFF when we came back from Mali 2002 African Nations Cup. They treated all of us: Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi and myself just anyhow. What basically happened was that, I was very angry at the time.

So I went back home, stripped naked and put a curse on Nigeria football and they will know no peace until I am paid my money.”

Those were the words of former Green Eagles goalkeeper and assistant coach, Joe Erico, is his last interview with The Guardian.

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The ever-smiling Erico was found dead in his bed in the early hours of yesterday. The news of his death threw Nigerian football family into mourning.

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