Boboye still in shock over Adiele’s death

Sharks assistant coach, Kennedy Boboye says he is still in shock following the death of his former team mate, Echendu Adiele (In pic left).

Adiele died in mysterious circumstances a few days after he returned to Nigeria from his base in Germany and Boboye told that he still cannot believe it.

“It was a sad news. I heard it from Ernest Teigbanyo who also played with us at Sharks. I was sad to hear a nice person like that will just pass on.”

Boboye took time to praise the late Adiele

“He was a nice person. I was his room made both at Sharks and at Fortuna Dusseldorf. We slept in the same room, the same bed before he married his German wife. He is not a bad person. I am really surprised at what happened to him.

“I have been trying to reach his wife in Germany and I just want to wish them the best from now on and pray that God gives them the fortitude to bear the loss.”

Born in 1978, Adiele signed for Port Harcourt, Nigeria based Sharks FC in 1992 and then moved to Julius Berger in 1995.

He joined Fortuna Dusseldorf in 1997 and then Borussia Neunkirchen in 1998.

He moved to FC Saarbrucken in 1999 and then SV Darmstadt in 2006. One year later he joined Waldof Mannheim and returned to Darmstadt in 2009.

Adiele was also part of Nigeria's U23 team for the 2000 Olympic games but they failed to qualify for the games proper in Greece.

He is the son of Babalola Adiele who played for the Port Harcourt XI (Red Devils) in the 1960s and then became a pioneer coach of Sharks in the early 1970s.

Adiele had returned to Port Harcourt from Germany two months ago and a few days after his returned he was found dead in his house along with two other people with him at the time.

The cause of his death has not been officially made known by his family.

Kennedy Boboye (In pic below) played for Sharks from 1992-1996 when he joined Udoji United. He then moved abroad to play for Fortuna Duseldorf in Germany alongside Echendu
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  1. may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Adieumay his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu