The Nigeria’s football family has been thrown into mourning on Monday after news of the death of former Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo.

Mabo, 78, died at his residence in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, after a prolonged illness.

The legendary Mighty Jets of Jos captain and ex-international had been battling illness following the demise of his wife.

Funeral prayers for the late coach will be held today (Monday).

Regarded as the most successful Nigerian coach in women’s football, Mabo led the Falcons to their best-ever outing at the Women’s World Cup — a quarter-final finish at the 1999 edition — and was also coach of the side at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Culled: BCOS.

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