Reactions As Ex-footballer, Pele is dead

Former Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United Football Club of Jos has been thrown into mourning mood following the dead of its Head Coach, Audu Isah Pele.

Pele, who died Wednesday afternoon at his residence along Ali Kazaure, was hospitalized at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, before he was discharged Monday this week.

His death was confirmed by the Media of the Club, Albert Dakup, in Jos the Plateau State Capital.

Dakup said, “Pele joined the services of Plateau United FC as a coach of the feeder team in 2014.

“However, following a string of poor results shortly after the Club’s return to the Nigeria Professional Football League in 2016, the management of the team headed by Pius Henwan elevated coach him alongside other coaches from the feeder team to the first team.

“He contributed immensely to the team’s escape from relegation that season as he served as acting head coach in the absence of Zakary Baraje.”