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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Joe Erico, popularly known as ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ has died at the age of 74.

His death was confirmed by confirmed on Thursday morning by the Super Eagles media officer, Babafemi Raji, according to Brila FM.

Erico was a Nigerian football icon and also served his motherland as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

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The late Erico spent time as the coach of Julius Berger FC aka Adewale Bridge boys asides from being a goalkeeper for Electricity Connectors of Nigeria (ECN) and for Green Eagle of Nigeria in his playing days.

The former goalkeeper teamed up with late coach Shuaibu Amodu and late Stephen Keshi to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup.

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Unfortunately, they were dismissed by the football federation before the tournament flagged off.

Erico will be remembered as a Nigerian legend and one of the best goalkeepers the nation has ever produced.

 

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