NFF Laments Musa Abdullahi’s Exit

THE country’s football ruling body has expressed shock following the demise of former Nigeria U-17 coach
Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock following the death of former Nigeria U-17 gaffer Musa Abdullahi.
Coach Abdullahi who passed-on Sunday morning after several years of battle with stroke led the Golden Eaglets to a second place finish at 2001 Fifa U-17 World Cup staged in Trinidad and Tobago, after his side bowed 3-0 to France in the final.
“This is terrible news,” Amaju Pinnick said in a press release by the NFF.
“Abdullahi, a former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, was known by all who came across him as a gentleman to the core, a very humble, highly dedicated and tireless professional who had real passion for the job.
“He was just a likeable person in every respect.
“We feel very, very sad to lose him but God loves him more and he has gone to rest.
“Our prayer is for Almighty God to grant him peaceful rest and also grant the family he has left behind the fortitude to bear the huge loss,” Pinnick concluded.
Abdullahi assisted coach Fanny Amun to lead the under-17 national team to a second Fifa U-17 World Cup title in Japan in 1993 before leading the cadet side to win the African title in Seychelles in 2001 before a second place same year in Trinidad and Tobago.