Former coach of Nigerian champions, Rangers International of Enugu, Kelechi Emeteole, has sadly passed away, after a lengthy battle with throat cancer.
The former Nigeria International died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21, in an Indian hospital, were he has been receiving treatments, according to various reports.
Emeteole was hospitalized for months in Nigeria, before moving to India, were he continued to receive medications before finally passing on.
The former Heartland player, who played for the Green Eagles, between 1975 and 1989, had problems breathing, leading to doctors inserting a pipe in his throat to help him breathe.
Emeteole, called ‘’The Catepillar” in his active days as a footballer, was a former assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Fly eagles and Golden Eaglets. He was aged 66.