Former Falconets’ coach, Evumena, is dead

A former coach of the U-20 Women’s national team, the Falconets, Dan Evumena, has passed away in Asaba, Delta state after a brief illness. Sources say he fell sick on December 24, 2022 and went into coma a few days later before his passing yesterday at a hospital in the Delta State capital. Meanwhile, the […]

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A former coach of the U-20 Women’s national team, the Falconets, Dan Evumena, has passed away in Asaba, Delta state after a brief illness.

Sources say he fell sick on December 24, 2022 and went into coma a few days later before his passing yesterday at a hospital in the Delta State capital.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed “deep sorrow” at the death of the football tactician.

“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.

“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,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said in Abuja.

It will be recalled that as Head Coach of the Falconets, Evumena 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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