Omeruo Mourns, Laments Emeteole’s Death

Omeruo Mourns, Laments Emeteole’s Death

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his sadness following the death of ex-international and former Rangers, and Heartland coach Kelechi Emeteole in India on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Emeteole, 66, was diagnosed for throat cancer and scheduled to undergo surgery in March.

But Completesportsnigeria.com gathered from a family source that the surgery did not go on as he was too old to undergo a delicate throat surgery.

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Reacting to Emeteole's death, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner wrote on his instagram page: "I was glad few weeks ago with the news that your surgery was a success, only to find out you died this morning (Wednesday).. R.I.P Coach Kelechi Emeteole. May your soul rest in peace.. and may God give your family especially your wife the heart to bear this lost."

Emeteole was in charge of the Heartland team that lost the final of the 2009 CAF Champions League to Democratic Republic of Congo giants, TP Mazembe.


Heartland pipped TP Mazembe 2-1 in the first leg in Owerri but lost 1-0 in the second leg played in Lubumbashi. 

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