The sporting community in Nigeria has lost one of its iconic administrators and former sports commissioner in Edo State, Brown Ebewele. Popularly called Juju Man for his winning streak, Ebewele was said to have died on Friday, at a hospital in Warri, Delta State, after a brief illness.
Ebewele, a former national athletic champion, introduced decathlon into Nigeria’s athletics in 1978, while competing as an athlete for the defunct Bendel State.
A seasoned and highly reputed athletics coach, Ebewele rose to become Director of Sports, and ultimately Commissioner of Sports in Edo State during the administration of former Governor Lucky Igbinedion.
The former Olympian, led Team Edo to the 20th National Sports Festival.
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