Nigeria abandoned Sebastian Broderick-Imasuen — Ex-Falcons coach Izilein

Sebastian Broderick-Imasuen

Former Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilein has said that Nigeria’s first U-16 World Cup winning coach Sebastian Broderick-Imasuen was neglected and abandoned by the country he served.

Broderick-Imasuen died on Wednesday morning in Benin at the age of 85 following an ailment.

Izilein told NAN that he regretted that the bereaved family was left alone to carter for the late octogenarian for several years without any support from the government.

“He was a winning force who was always ready to serve his nation but not good to be remembered at the nick of time.

“He did his best for the country but was neglected and unnoticed, leaving the burden for his family.

“His death is powerful and thought provoking and I pray that those after him should learn from this,” Izilein stated.

Broderick-Imasuen won the first U-16 World Cup for the nation in China in 1985.

At various times, he coached local clubs like Bendel Insurance, El-Kanemi Warriors and the defunct Udoji United.