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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has explained that he remains grateful to late Joe Erico for his contributions towards his football career years back.
Football fraternities in Nigeria are still battling to cope with the demise of coach Joe Erico considering his contributions to the development of football when he was alive.
During the 1990s, goalkeeper Dosu Joseph was one of the best in Nigeria as he started his football career at Nigerian club Julius Berger.
Joe Erico was among the Super Eagles coaching crew at the 2000 African Cup of Nations and also helped Nigeria to qualify for the AFCON 2002 and the World Cup.
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According to the report on Complete Sports citing Punch, Dosu Joseph explained that he would not have made it as a goalkeeper if not for Joe Erico.
''Things happen and only God knows why, so I will say thanks to all Nigerians that prayed for me and also thanks to everyone that gave me the opportunity to put on the ‘Green and White’ jersey.
''But it was unfortunate that we lost the person that made me who I am today, Joe Erico.
''He was the man who took me from nowhere, but it’s just unfortunate that he is no more. I love my country no matter what but I want things to be done the right way.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian footballer Victor Moses who is still under contract with Premier League club Chelsea snubbed Jose Mourinho in his list of best managers he worked with.
Moses who has been with the Blues since 2012 insisted that Antonio Conte is a better manager than the current Tottenham boss.
The 30-year-old who is currently on loan to Russian outfit Spartak Moscow had less playing time under Mourinho during the manager’s second spell at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2015.
Moses was shipped out on loan to Stoke City and Liverpool during that period and it appears he is yet to forgive the Portuguese.
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