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How Ex-Nigeria Footballer, Musa Kadiri Died At 53 In New York

Musa Kadiri New York

Former Nigerian international footballer Musa Nosa Kadiri, had a fall from his New York apartment which led to his death at the age of 53

According to reports, the ex-Flying Eagles star went into a coma afterwards.

The fall from his New York apartment caused bleeding in his brain. Kadiri finally died on Friday, July 24.

A surprised source said: “I saw him Saturday or Sunday. We went over some business he wanted to be done, and he looked fine.

“He had lost a bit of weight after his hospitalization two weeks earlier. But he was his usual self, talking politics and plans. So, a day or two later, he was unresponsive and on life support. It’s hard to believe.”

Funeral service for Musa Kadiri holds on Thursday, July 30, at 491 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, New

Musa Kadiri New York

Kadiri grew up playing soccer on the streets of his hometown, Benin City in Nigeria. He played in local teams, winning local and national leagues. He also went to play soccer professionally in Europe and before going into coaching.

In 1995, Kadiri mobilised ex-professionals in the New York City area to form Nigeria United that competed in and won local and national tournaments.

Later in 2002, Kadiri founded Young Rock Soccer Academy (YRSA), a non-profit avenue for kids aged 4 -15 to come together in the celebration of soccer.

Meanwhile, Nigerians residing in New York have shared the memories of the time they shared with the late footballer.

Ifeoma Fafunwa met Musa Kadiri in 2019 at the Public Theater, Lafayette Street, New York.

She said: “I met the true artist and beautiful soul – NOSA in Manhattan at the show Hear Word! We connected right away and became kindred spirits talking about everything Nigerian.

“Nosa liked organization, progress and good design. Above all, he was completely generous. Nosa – Thank you my dear Brother for Your kindness and the Special full day tour of Brooklyn.

“Rest in Perfect Peace my friend.”

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Written by Vivian Ifezue


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