Disaster In New York As Ex-Flying Eagle Musa Kadiri Falls From His Balcony And Dies
Former Nigerian international, Musa Nosa Kadiri, has passed away at the age of 53 in New York. Kadiri, the ex- Flying Eagles star, went into a coma after falling from his apartment. His injuries caused severe bleeding in the brain and they eventually overwhelmed his entire body causing death.
A soccer enthusiast, player and coach, Kadiri embodied everything about soccer which is like a religion in Nigeria. He started playing soccer at the very young age of 5
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"I learned to walk with a ball between my feet," he was fond of saying."
By his teenage years, Kadiri had become a semi-professional player and played on a slew of local teams. He also went to play soccer professionally in Europe.
In 1995 he formed Nigeria United that competed in and won local and national tournaments in America.
Not to rest on his laurels in 2002, Coach Kadiri went on and founded Young Rock Soccer Academy (YRSA), a non-profit avenue for kids aged 4 -15 to come together in the celebration of soccer.
The Academy helped kids form strong bonds with their communities while getting fit. He lived through his 'children' and enthusiastically relished this grassroots opportunity to share his love for soccer with the next generation.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 5:03 pm but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unsure where and when the burial will be held.
We send our condolences to the Kadri family and hope that our Flying Eagle finds eternal peace in the nest of the Lord.