Ex-Nigeria Footballer Dies After Falling From His Apartment In New York

Former Nigerian international, Musa Nosa Kadiri, has passed away at the age of 53 in New York.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A source said Kadiri, ex- Flying Eagles star, went into a coma after falling from his apartment which caused bleeding in the brain.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

SaharaReporters gathered that he died on Friday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A statement says his funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 5:03 pm.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The source said, "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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"He had lost a bit of weight due to being hospitalised 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."

A soccer enthusiast, player and coach, Kadiri embodied everything soccer. He started playing soccer at the very young age of 5.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"I learned to walk with a ball between my feet," he was fond of saying.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Kadiri grew up playing soccer on the streets of his hometown, Benin City in Nigeria, where playing soccer served as both fun and distraction from daily life.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In his teenage years, Kadiri had become semi-professional, playing in local teams and winning local and national leagues. He also went to play soccer professionally in Europe.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In 1995, he mobilised ex-professionals in the New York City area to form Nigeria United that competed in and won local and national tournaments.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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

YRSA helped kids form strong bonds with their communities while getting fit.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Through this platform, Kadiri enthusiastically relished this grassroots opportunity to share his love for soccer with the next generation.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Nigerians willing to contribute to Kadiri's funeral expenses and attend the burial can do so through this link.

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