Former Nigerian international, Musa Nosa Kadiri, has passed away at the age of 53 in New York.
A source said Kadiri, ex- Flying Eagles star, went into a coma after falling from his apartment which caused bleeding in the brain.
Source gathered that he died on Friday.
A statement says his funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 5:03 pm.
Kadiri grew up playing soccer on the streets of his hometown, Benin City in Nigeria, where playing soccer served as both fun and distraction from daily life.
A soccer enthusiast, player and coach, Kadiri embodied everything soccer. He started playing soccer at the very young age of 5.
In his teenage years, Kadiri had become semi-professional, playing in local teams and winning local and national leagues. He also went to play soccer professionally in Europe.
In 1995, he mobilised ex-professionals in the New York City area to form Nigeria United that competed in and won local and national tournaments.