Another tragedy has hit club football in Nigeria, as lower division side, Mighty Jets of Jos have announced the death of their technical consultant, Samuel Kuchili.
The Tin City club’s media officer, Ferdinand Mbum disclosed that Kuchili, a former youth international, died in hospital during treatment for a brief sickness.
He was a member of the Nigeria under-17 national team, Golden Eaglets in 1997 under Coach Fanny Amun, and made an impact in the Middle Best football scene as a sleek, skilful attacking midfielder, who was rated one of the best of his generation.
Mbum disclosed in a media statement: “He (Kuchili) started playing for Plateau United as a teenager in the mid-1990s and went on to captain the team for several years. He also had stints with Adamawa United and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.”