January 11, (THEWILL) – On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation expressed its “deep sorrow” over the passing of Dan Evumena, former head coach of the Under-20 Girls’ National Team, on Tuesday evening.
The Federation discovered that the former Falconets’ top coach spent a few days in the hospital, but did not make a full recovery. Addressing the loss of Evumena, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the NFF General Secretary, said: “The news of Dan Evumena’s death is too hard to take. I am still in shock.
“This is a young trainer, who has done creditably well at Club and National levels and still had so much in his tank with which to fertilise and nurture the growth of many more women footballers.
“The death of every human being diminishes us, especially the death of every young person. He had his life in front of him. Our prayer is that Almighty God will grant him eternal life and also grant those he has left behind, particularly his young family, the fortitude to bear the big loss.”
THEWILL recalls that before being promoted to head coach of the U-20 Girls, Evumena worked as an assistant coach with the Super Falcons. The Falconets lost to France in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Chile in 2008 under his leadership as head coach.