Kelechi Emetole has died after a battle with throat cancer. He passed on today, June 21 in Indian hospital where he was receiving treatment, aged 66.
Emeteole managed manged Nigerian Premier League clubs including Heartland FC, Enugu Rangers and El Kanemi before his death.
The NFF and Heartland FC have joined others to mourn his death on social media.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) June 21, 2017
'THE CATERPILLAR' IS GONE 😢💔
Our hearts go out to the Emeteoles. Ex- Heartland Boss, Kelechi Emeteole passed on early this morning aged 66 pic.twitter.com/oB9HXr9Kxz
— Heartland FC (@HeartlandFC_ng) June 21, 2017
Meanwhile, the 66-year-old, also referred to as ‘The Caterpillar’, was a former player of the Nigerian national team.