Ex-Nigeria footballer, Musa Nosa Kadiri dies at 53 after falling from his apartment in New York

Ex-Flying Eagles player, Musa Nosa Kadiri, has passed away at the age of 53 in New York

According to Sahara Reporter, the former Nigeria footballer went into a coma after falling from his New York apartment which caused bleeding in his brain. He died on Friday, July 24.

A source who confirmed his death told the publication: “I’m surprised because I saw him Saturday or Sunday. We were going over some business he wanted to be done, and he looked fine.

“He had lost a bit of weight due to being hospitalized two weeks earlier. But he was his usual self, talking politics and plans. So, a day or two later, he was unresponsive and on life support. It’s hard to believe.”

His funeral service is scheduled to hold on Thursday, July 30, at 491 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Kadiri grew up playing soccer on the streets of his hometown, Benin City in Nigeria. He played in local teams, winning local and national leagues. He also went to play soccer professionally in Europe and before going into coaching.

In 1995, Kadiri mmobilizedex-professionals in the New York City area to form Nigeria United that competed in and won local and national tournaments.

Later in 2002, Kadiri founded Young Rock Soccer Academy (YRSA), a non-profit avenue for kids aged 4 -15 to come together in the celebration of soccer.

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