Nigeria under-17 coach dies

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Yemi Tella has died a mere six weeks after leading Nigeria to the under-17 World title in September.

The 56-year-old had spent the last two weeks at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital after being admitted for cancer-like symptoms.

Tella, a former lecturer at the National Institute for Sports in Lagos, had been diagnosed with cancer of the lungs when he led his team to a pre-World Cup eight-nation tournament in South Korea in June.

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