Audu Isa Pele, former Plateau United assistant coach, dies after brief illness

Audu Isa Pele, former Plateau United assistant coach, dies after brief illness

- Audu Isa Pele who was ex Plateau United coach is dead

- He died on Wednesday afternoon, February 11, after brief illness

- Plateau United are currently occupying second position on the NPFL table

Nigerian Professional Football League side (NPFL) Plateau United have lost their assistant coach Audu Isa Pele who died on Wednesday afternoon, February 12, after brief illness.

This tragic news has now thrown Nigerian football fraternities into deep mourning considering how young and energetic the coach was before he died.

According to the report gathered, Audu Isa Pele last week complained of headache before been rushed to the hospital where the medical personnel on ground admitted him.

They admitted the 50-year-old based on the test carried out where they discovered that he had serious malaria and needed to take bed rest.

And after been treated at the Jos Teaching Hospital, Audu Isa was discharged on Monday, February 10, in which his team and family were happy.

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He missed Plateau United's trip to Dakkada in their NPFL week 19 game where they got a point in their away tie which ended 0-0.

Speaking about his death to, top football administrator Sammy Adesoji who is based in Jos confirmed that Audu Isa has just been buried in Jos according to Islamic rites.

''All I can say for now is that he has just been buried and it was a great loss for us in Plateau and Nigerian football in general,'' Sammy Adesoji told

Audu Isa Pele may not have gotten to the zenith of his career in football as he spent most of his football career in Plateau where he played for close to 10 years for Mighty Jets.

Meanwhile, Plateau United are currently occupying second position on the Nigeria Professional Football League standings with 33 points after 19 games played so far this term.

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United's main target this season is to return to the continent and they will have to continue with their impressive performance when the second round of the League begins this weekend.

Earlier, had reported how Nigerian football fraternities were thrown into deep mourning on Tuesday morning, January 28, following the untimely death of goalkeeper Ismaila Shagari.

Ismaila Shagari died on Monday night, January 27, at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe after long battle with kidney problems.

He was among the players Nigerian National League side Gombe United registered this season for their campaign in the second tier in their quest to get promotion back to topflight.

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