A former top player of the Nigerian Green Eagles, Kelechi Emeteole is dead. The hard-fighting footballer both as a player of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu and the national team, was reported to have died in the wee hour of Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in far away India where he had been undergoing treatment.
Late Emeteole, in his playing days was nicknamed Caterpillar due to his never-say-die fighting spirit in any match. In the Green Eagles, he played along side such great players as Skipper, Christian Chukwu, Segun Odegbami, among others to cart home the African Cuup of Nations truphy in 1980.
Arccoding to reports, Emeteole had been sick for quite some time and was subsequently flown to India for proper medical attention. He had become stable and made considerable progress on the road to recovery, resulting in his being flown home.
But his health situation relasped leading to his return to India where he finally gave up the ghost.
beats-onit.com learnt that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) would open a condolence register for the fallen player at its secretariat in Abuja today.