Former Nigeria football coach dies at 72

Updated: 10 May 2013 15:15 IST

Ladipo was admitted for months at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan due to a protracted ailment.

Ladipo's son, Tunji, said the coach died at about 10.a.m. Thursday after taking his bath, Xinhua reports.

Ladipo was admitted for months at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan due to a protracted ailment. He was said to have been discharged from the hospital some days ago.

Ladipo was a part of the Shooting Stars squad that won the FA Cup in 1971. As a coach he was also in charge of the Falcons when they first lost the AWC crown in 2008 in the semi-finals to hosts and eventual winners, Equatorial Guinea.

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