Ex-Falcons coach, Yusuf, dies in Osogbo

Former assistant coach of the Super Falcons and Golden Eaglets, Mudasiru Yusuf, is dead.

Yusuf died on Saturday in a hospital in Osogbo, Tajudeen Amodu, Media Officer of Osun United, told The PUNCH.

The remains of the late coach were buried in his residence in Osogbo, Sunday morning.

Amodu, in a condolence message on behalf of Osun United, said the late Yusuf retired as Football Head Coach, Osun State Sports Council, in 2017, after serving for 25 years

The statement read in part, “He was a former Super Falcons and Eaglets assistant coach. He was an assistant to coach Jossy Lad at the 2007 All African Games in Algiers, which the Super Falcons won. Yusuf was with Falcons between 2007 to 2009.

“He was also an assistant coach to Monday Osagie in the Golden Eaglets in 2009. Yusuf started as an assistant to Amodu Shuaibu at BCC Lions of Gboko in 1988 to 1990.”

Ex-international, Ademola Adesina, in a tribute, described the deceased as a disciplinarian.

Adesina, who is the President of Osun United, said, “Coach Muda was a great, disciplined and ambitious coach during his days.

“I remember when he was with BCC Lions of Gboko, he took some local players from Osun to the team and assisted many grassroots footballers. We will definitely miss him and his wealth of experience.”

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