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NPFL pays tribute to former Golden Eaglets coach Brodericks Imasen

The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has instructed all coaches and players at all league venues for Round 17 to wear black armbands in honor of the late Sebastian Brodericks-Imasuen.

Before kickoff, a moment of silence will be held for the league's leading coaches from the past.

NPFL Chairman Gbenga Elegbelai made this known after receiving news of Imasuen's death.

Elegbelai described Imasuen as a symbol of youth and club leadership.

“Sebastian Brodericks Imasuen is a coach who increased the popularity of youth football in Nigeria and at one point in his career was promoted to pro football by rivalries with other top club coaches such as Willie Buzzeye. He was one of the coaches who sparked interest in the league – James Peters, Charles Bassey, to name a few,'' declared the NPFL president.

“With his death, our country has lost an icon of leadership,” he added.

Brodericks Imasuen passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the age of 85, at a private hospital in Benin, Edo State.

He made global headlines in 1985 when he led the Nigeria U-16 team to their first victory at the FIFA Cadet Championship in China.

Apart from his success at international level, Sabara, as he was affectionately called, has also coached Elkanemi Warriors, Udozi United FC and Bendel Insurance in the past.


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