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Breaking:Former Leventis United coach, Emmanuel Okoh, is dead

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It was gathered that he died early hours of Tuesday in Lagos.

Aged 65, Okoh, according to a press statement endorsed on behalf of the family by Charles Okoh, news editor, Champion Newspapers Limited, died after a protracted illness in a Lagos hospital at 4.30 a.m (Tuesday).

An ex-footballer, Okoh, in his playing days captained Leventis Football Club (Iddo Tigers) in Lagos before being made coach of the Ibadan-based all-conquering Leventis United.

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Coach Okoh was voted the best coach in the country when he led the Leventis United to the finals of the African Cup Winners Cup. He also coached Calabar Rovers, Delta Steel FC, Aladja as well as Union Bank of Lagos, before quitting coaching to venture into other business endeavours.

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