Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Joe Erico is Dead

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Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Joe Erico is Dead
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Joe Erico, former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles has died.

Erico, widely known as ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ was the goalkeeper of Electricity Connectors of Nigeria (ECN) and for Green Eagle of Nigeria during his time.

He promoted the ‘Jogo Bonito’ – an aesthetic football philosophy that is based on the tip-tap playing pattern similar to that of Brazilian Samba.

He introduced the style of play in Nigeria in the 90s’ – while still the coach of Julius Berger FC aka Adewale Bridge boys.

Erico alongside late coach Shuaibu Amodu and late Stephen Keshi qualified the Super Eagles for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup, but they were dismissed before the tournament.

The former goalkeeper’s death was confirmed on Thursday morning by the Super Eagles media officer, Babafemi Raji through Brila FM.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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