Former Nigerian International and Ex-Heartland Football Club coach, Kelechi Emeteole, has died.
Emeteole, who was also a former head coach of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, reportedly died in an Indian hospital.
Popularly known as The Caterpillar, Emeteole was part of the Green Eagles, and managed several clubs including Rangers of Enugu, El-Kanemi Warriors and Lobi Stars.
The Nigeria Football Federation and Heartland led tributes to the late coach.
Our thoughts are with the family & friends of ex-int’l & former Beach soccer head coach Kelechi Emeteole, following his demise #RIPEmeteole pic.twitter.com/WmZ90Hy0Pj
— The NFF ?? (@thenff) June 21, 2017
‘THE CATERPILLAR’ IS GONE ??
Our hearts go out to the Emeteoles. Ex- Heartland Boss, Kelechi Emeteole passed on early this morning aged 66 pic.twitter.com/oB9HXr9Kxz
— Heartland FC (@HeartlandFC_ng) June 21, 2017