Former Falcons coach Ntiero Effiom is dead

Thursday 11 September 2014

/ by Colin Udoh
Former Super Falcons coach Ntiero Effiom died on Wednesday

Former Nigeria Women's National team coach Ntiero Effiom has died.

Effiom, who led the Super Falcons to the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, died at his hometown of Akpabuyo near Calabar in the early hours of Wednesday.

Cross River State Sports Commissioner Patrick Ugbe confirmed the news to

"I was informed that he took ill a day after the Nigeria match against Congo in Calabar and was taken to hospital, where he died," Ugbe said. 

Effiom coached Cross River State-based club Pelican Stars to multiple Nigerian league and Cup titles before being appointed Super Falcons coach in 2004

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