The defunct Green Eagles Head Coach(now Super Eagles), Godwin Etemike is dead at age 85.
Reports gathered showed that Etemike died around 5:30 PM on Friday in Warri, Delta State.
Etemike was one of the unpopular heroes of Nigeria’s historic Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) victory on home soil in 1980.
Pa Etemike also distinguished himself as a homegrown coach. He was crucial to Bendel Insurance winning the National Challenge Cup (now Aiteo Cup) in an epic 1972 final that ended 3-2 in favour of ‘the Benin Arsenals’. His coaching exploits did not end with Bendel Insurance as he was also the architect of other notable clubs including defunct NNPC Warri and Sharks of Port Harcourt.
Late Pa Etemike is survived by 12 children; six men and six women.
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