Joe Erico Former Super Eagles coach hospitalised for acute malaria

Erico was rushed to a hospital at the Ilupeju area of Lagos on Monday, November 14 after he became unconscious.

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Joe Erico play Joe Erico was hospitalised after suffering from acute malaria (Channels TV)
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One time assistant coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Joe Erico is currently bed ridden at a hospital in Lagos for acute malaria.

Erico was rushed to a hospital at the Ilupeju area of Lagos on Monday, November 14 after he became unconscious.

He was later diagnosed with acute malaria.

Speaking on the situation, Erico said he was weak and tired and later woke up in the hospital.

 “I just felt weak and tired on that Monday morning and before I knew what was happening I found myself in the hospital. I was brought here and for about five days, I could hardly stand on my feet or even lift myself,” the former coach said.

Two of Erico’s former colleagues Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu died this year and one time goalkeeping coach of the Super Eagles said he was scared.

Stephen Keshi (left) and Joe Erico (middle) play Having lost his friend Stephen Keshi in June 2016, Joe Erico admitted to being scared about dying (Football Live)

 

It was scary especially knowing that Amodu and Keshi the two coaches that worked with me when we qualified Nigeria for the World Cup in 2002 had passed on,” he added.

Amodu Shuaibu play Amodu Shuaibu also died in June 2016 (NFF)

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But I told myself it wasn’t my time and that’s why you can see me sitting up.”

Erico is doing better and is expected to be released from the hosptital anytime soon.

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