Nigerian football has been thrown into another mourning following the death of Lobi Stars head coach Solomon Ogbeide broke.
Ogbeide died on Monday after complaining that he wasn’t feeling okay.
He reportedly slumped and had to be was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Edema Fuludu, a former Super Eagles player who worked with him while he was with Warri Wolves, described him as a veteran coach who was very jovial.
“I was surprised to hear about his death because he was a man I was very close to. We even spoke yesterday (Sunday) and he gave no signs that he was sick,” Fuludu said.
“He was a nice man to the core. He was my coach and a very good person to be with. His death is a sad loss to Nigerian football.”
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He led the Pride of Benue to the group stage of the Caf Champions League this year after helping the team to win the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
He joined the club in 2017.