Uruemu Adu, athletics coach, dies at 54 after brief illness

Uruemu Adu, athletics coach, dies at 54 after brief illness

- Uruemu Adu who was an athletics coach is dead

- The AFN made this known claiming that he died at the age of 54

- Adu nurtured talents like Ruth Usoro, Mercy Abire, Onaara Obamuwagun

The Nigerian Athletics Federation and even sports families in general have been thrown into mourning following the death of coach Uruemu Adu.

According to the official statement by the body, coach Uruemu Adu died on Sunday, May 10, after complaining of headache at his house in Lagos.

His untimely death came as a shock to all sporting fraternities in Nigeria considering the number of athletes the coach has discovered before his demise.

Olamide George who is the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria stated in a statement that members of the body are all in devastating mood because of Adu's death.

“This is a very sad moment for track and field in Nigeria. We are still struggling to get over the passing of coaches Tobias Igwe and John Obeya.

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''Now death has dealt us in the athletics family another blow. Coach Uruemu was more than a coach to his athletes. He was a father and a mentor and very helpful to all athletes.

''He was an optimist and championed the cause of development of athletics in Nigeria. Until his death, he was the Secretary General of Nigerian Athletics Masters,” he explained.

George also explained that Adu has produced some Nigerian talents who are now in America where they are furthering their education and career.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth development under Minister Sunday Dare extended his hands of generosity to the mother of late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji by sending food items and cash of N50,000 to her.

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This comes days after mother of Rashidi Yekini got the same amount of money from the Ministry of Sports in which she was also placed on N10,000 monthly as stipend.

There have been news that Samuel Okwaraji's mother has been down since the shocking death of her son 31 years year ago and she has not yet recover from the shock of losing her son.

Okwaraji died on August 12th, 1989 while playing for Nigeria during a World Cup qualification match against Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Many Nigerians are still battling to cope with the pains his death brought to football fraternities.

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