Just In: Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Joe Erico is Dead

The ‘Jogo Bonito Exponent,’ Joe Erico has passed on on a Thursday morning.

The Former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico in the words of his wife died after a brief illness.

He is aged 74.

In her words, “he went to bed last night but he never woke up to see today after a brief illness.”


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

He introduced the style of play in Nigeria in the 90s’ – while still the coach of Julius Berger FC aka Adewale Bridge boys.

The former goalkeeper’s death was confirmed on Thursday morning by the deceased wife, Mosunmola via Brila FM.

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