The management of Plateau United FC of Jos said the team would not train on Thursday in honour of its Head Coach, Audu Pele, who died on Wednesday afternoon.
Albert Dakup, the team’s Media Officer announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Jos.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pele, 58, died Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness.
Dakup said that the General Manager of the club, Pius Henwan, who gave the directive, described Pele as an unassuming man whose name has been etched in the history of the club.
Henwan assured Pele’s immediate family of the club’s support, noting that death was a necessary end for all mortals.
Speaking to NAN, the chief coach of the team, Abdu Maikaba, described the deceased as one of the best assistants he had ever worked with.
Maikaba explained that the deceased who stood in for him when he was with the Flying Eagles in 2019, was a reliable assistant.
He commended Pele’s sincerity in handling the affairs of the team and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
“The entire team is expected to use the training-free day and join other mourners in paying their condolences to the family of the late coach,” Maikaba said.