Former Falcons Coach Effiom Dies

Former Nigeria women’s national team coach Ntiero Effiom has passed on after a brief illness.

Effiom died in hospital in his hometown of Akpabuyo (near Calabar) on Tuesday after suffering a stroke, according to his wife.

Effiom Ntiero Dies After Stroke.
Effiom Ntiero Dies After Stroke.
Effiom coached Cross River State-based club Pelican Stars to multiple Nigeian women’s league and Cup titles before taking over the reins of Nigeria U-19 women’s side at the World Championship in Canada in 2002.

He led the Super falcons to the 2007 Fifa Women’s World Cup in China, three years after earning promotion.