A former coach of the Under-20 Women’s national team, the Falconets, Dan Evumena has passed away in Asaba, Delta state after a brief illness.
Sources say he fell sick on December 24, 2022 and went into coma a few days later before his passing on Wednesday at a hospital in the Delta State capital.
The Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi said The news of Dan Evumena’s death was too hard to take and they were still in shock as he was a young trainer who had done creditably well at Club and National levels and still had so much in his tank with which to fertilize and nurture the growth of many more women footballers and prayed that Almighty God will grant him eternal life and also grant those he has left behind, particularly his young family, the fortitude to bear the big loss.
As Head Coach of the Falconets, Evumena steered the team to the quarter finals of the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup in Chile in 2008, before the squad lost to France. DAILY TRUST