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Ex-Nigeria coach, Ismaila Mabo, dies aged 80

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Muhammad Tanko Shittu

A former coach of the Nigerian female football team, the Super Falcons, Ismaila Mabo, has died aged 80.

His brother, Mansir Salihu-Nakande announced the death on his Facebook page, saying the former soccer manager died on Monday morning.

“The family of Alh Salihu Nakande  announces the passing of our brother Coach Ismaila Muhammad Abubakar (alias Ismaila Mabo Nakande) in the early hours of Monday 13th March, 2023 at the age of 80 years. May his gentle soul rest in peace, Ameen,” he said.

He added that the funeral prayer would hold latter today.

Mr Mabo was the head coach of the Nigeria women’s national team at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics.

He led Nigeria to the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the team’s best ever outing.

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