Former assistant coach of Senior Women’s national team, the Super Falcons, Mudasiru Yusuf, is dead
The family of the late soccer tactician buried his remains in his residence in Osogbo.
Afterwards, Tajudeen Amodu, the media Officer of Osun United Football Club, said Yusuf died in a private hospital in Osogbo.
Amodu spoke in a condolence message on behalf of the management, players, and coaching crew of Osun United.
He said Yusuf retired as Football Head Coach, Osun State Sports Council in 2017 after serving for 25 years.
To clarify, the message read in part, “He was a former Super Falcons and Eaglets assistant coach. He was Coach Jossy Lad’s assistant at the 2007 All African Games in Algiers which Nigeria Super Falcons won. Yusuf was with Falcons from 2007 to 2009.
“He was also an assistant coach to Monday Osigwe when he handled Golden Eaglets in 2009. Yusuf started as an assistant to Amodu Shuaibu at BCC Lions of Gboko in 1988 through 1990.”
Ex-international, Chief Ademola Adesina, in a tribute, described the deceased as a disciplinarian, who knew his onions, adding that Mudasiru Yusuf dedicated his career to the promotion of grassroots football.
Adesina, who is the president of Osun United Football Club, said, “Coach Muda was a great, disciplined and ambitious coach during his days.
“I remember when he was in charge of BCC Lions of Gboko Football Club, he took some local players frorr Osun to the team and assisted many grassroots footballers. We will definitely miss him and his wealth of experience.”