You succeed in leaving your footprint on the sand of time both on the field of Nigerian soccer, and the National Institute of Sports. You will always be remembered for your achievements while you serve your fatherland.
May you find peace in the bossom of God, and may God grant all the loved ones you left behind the spritual fortitude to bear your irreparable loss.
It's not how long but how best one lived his life. Coach Tella, as if seeing the invisible clock ticking away, decided to make one last hurray before bowing to the inevitable cold hands of death. He died, leaving something we will always remember him by. What a man! What a life!!
He left when the ovation was loudest. May his legacy remind the rest of us still alive that we will only be remembered by what we have done. May we not miss the chances of putting our names on the right side of history like OBJ.