Ex-Eagles star Joe Erico is dead

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Former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant the Eagles, Joe Erico, is .

Joe Erico was an apostle ‘Jogo Bonito’ – an aesthetic philosophy that is based on the tip-tap playing pattern similar to that Brazilian Samba.

Erico, popularly known as ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ was a goalkeeper for Electricity Connectors (ECN) and for Green Eagle in playing days.

He introduced the style of play in in the 90s’ – while still the of Julius Berger FC a.k.a Adewale boys.

Erico alongside Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen qualified the Eagles for the 2002 Korea/Japan , but they were dismissed before the Mundial.

The former goalkeeper’s death was confirmed on morning by the Eagles , Babafemi Raji via Brila FM. (Brila FM).