Report reaching us in the early hours of Monday, 13 March, 2023, Ismaila Mabo, a former coach of the Nigerian women’s national football team, has passed away at the age of 78.
The former coach of the Super Falcons, Mabo Ismaila passed away in his home in Jos, Plateau State on Monday morning after a long illness. Mabo, who was a captain of the Mighty Jets of Jos and an ex-international player, had confirmed his illness to The PUNCH in January, following the death of his wife.
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Mabo was widely regarded as the most successful coach of the Nigerian women’s football team. He led the Super Falcons to their best-ever performance at the Women’s World Cup, where they reached the quarterfinals in 1999.
He was also the coach of the team during the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Funeral prayers for the late coach were held on Monday at 10am, in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.
Ismaila Mabo, a former coach of the Nigerian women’s national football team, passed away at the age of 78 in his home in Jos, Plateau State on Monday morning after a long illness.
Mabo coached the Super Falcons at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Under his leadership, Nigeria’s team reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 1999, their best-ever result.