Mabo Ismaila: Former Super Falcons Coach Dies After Illness

Mabo Ismaila: Former Super Falcons Coach Dies After Illness

Ibitoye Shittu
March 13, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  • Former Super Falcons coach Mabo Ismaila has passed on after a long battle with illness in Plateau State
  • Ismaila died at the age of 80 and his body is expected to be buried on Monday evening, 13 March in Jos
  • He led the Super Falcons of Nigeria to the quarterfinals of the World Cup which is the team’s best result

Nigeria's football fraternity has been thrown into deep mourning following the demise of former Super Falcons coach Mabo Ismaila, who died on Monday morning, 12 March.

Ismaila was the head coach of Nigeria's women's national team at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics.

He was said to have battled against sickness for months before passing on at the age of 80 leaving wives, children and grandchildren behind.

Mabo Ismaila, Super Falcons, Nigeria, NFF
Mabo Ismaila: Former Super Falcons coach dies after illness. Photo: Daily Trust
Source: Twitter

During his active coaching career, Ismaila was one of the best grassroots coaches in Nigeria considering the number of players who have passed through him.

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According to a report on Daily Trust, Salisu Mamuwa who is the younger brother of Ismaila announced the death of the former Nigerian coach.

Statement made by Mamuwa

“Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihir raji’un, I just lost my elder brother this morning, Coach Mabo Ismaila former Chief Coach of Super Falcons of Nigeria, may Aljanna Firdausi be his final abode.''

The late coach is expected to be buried later on Monday in Jos, Plateau State in which some members of the Nigerian Football Federation are expected to attend.

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