Former coach of Falconets, Dan Evumena is dead
Dan Evumena

Former coach of Falconets, Nigeria’s under 20 female team, Dan Evumena is dead

Dan Evumena, former coach of Nigeria’s Falconets, has died.

He died after a ‘brief illness’ at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Asaba, sources said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday expressed “deep sorrow” over his death.

“The news of Dan Evumena’s death is too hard to take. I am still in shock. This is a young trainer who has done creditably well at Club and National levels, and still had so much in his tank with which to fertilize and nurture the growth of many more women footballers,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said in Abuja.

“The death of every human being diminishes us, especially the death of every young person. He had his life in front of him. Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant him eternal life and also grant those he has left behind, particularly his young family, the fortitude to bear the big loss.”

Evumena served as Assistant Coach of the Super Falcons before his upliftment as Head Coach of the U20 Girls.

As Head Coach of the Falconets, he steered the team to the quarter finals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Chile in 2008, before the squad lost to France.


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