Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) has directed all the coaches and players across all league venues on matchday 17 to wear black armbands in honour of the late Sebastien Brodericks-Imasuen.
A minute silence will also be observed before kick-off for the foremost coach of the league in the past.
The NPFL Chairman, Gbenga Elegbeleye disclosed this in a reaction to the passing of Imasuen.
Elegbeleye described Imasuen as an icon of youth and club coaching.
“Sebastien Brodericks-Imasuen was a Coach who made youth football popular in Nigeria and at some point in his career, he was one of those that heightened interest in the Professional Football League with a running rivalry with some other top club coaches like Willy Bazuaye, James Peters, Charles Bassey to mention a few,” declared the NPFL Chairman.
“By his death, our country has lost an icon in the coaching echelon,” he added.
Brodericks-Imasuen died at the age of 85 years in a private hospital in Benin, Edo State on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
He made global headlines after leading the Nigeria U-16 team to win the maiden FIFA Cadet Championship in China in 1985.
Apart from his successes at international level, Sabara as he was fondly called, also coached El-Kanemi Warriors, Udoji United FC and Bendel Insurance in the past.