Friday, 14 August 2020

Nigeria U-15 National team coach passes on

Nigeria U-15 National team coach passes on

Head coach of the future Eagles Mr. Danladi Nasidi has passed on. According to Reports, Mr Nasidi kicked the bucket early hours of Wednesday and was buried yesterday according to his Islamic rites.

Nasidi who was born on Ist January 1952 was part of the top Corp of coaches in the country who had the CAF 'A' License. Nasidi let Nigeria U-15 boys to a silver medal at the Africa games in Algiers two years ago.

He was also the first Assistant to head coach Ismailia Mabo following the Super Falcons record of reaching the quarters finals at the world cup in the USA 1999.

The NFF however sent their condolences through the chairman of the NFF Technical Development committee who described the death of Nasidi as a very sad day for Nigerian football. 

He acknowledged that Nasidi played a huge role in grassroots development programmes in Nigeria. He was also described as someone who had an unbelievable passion for Youth development.

"Nasidi gave his all for the nation and served passionately, diligently and creditably in every role he found himself.

"It is a very sad day for Nigeria football, because Nasidi has been playing a huge role in grassroots development programmes for our football. 

He was very passionate about youth football and has moulded our U15 boys into a solid and formidable unit over the years. We will surely miss him.

"He was someone who evinced passion for youth and development everytime and everywhere you met him. I am crestfallen. When I started my journey into football administration, Nasidi was one of the coaches who spurred me into investing in grassroots development. His passion was infective," the NFF board member mourned.

Fresh who also doubles as chairman of Niger State FA added that he never regretted going into grassroots football development with Nasidi by his side.

"I never regretted our relationship and my foray into grassroots development. Late Danladi Nasidi was a good man inwardly and outwardly and while we loved him, God loved him more.

Mr Yusuf Ahmed finally have his condolence message as he wish the late Nasidi eternal rest and hopes the family have the fortitude to bear his loss.

"On behalf of the Nigeria Football Federation and the Nigeria football family, I pray to God to grant late Nasidi eternal rest and also grant all those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the big loss," concludes 'Fresh'.

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