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Former Super Eagles Coach Loses Left Leg

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Former Super Eagles Coach Loses Left Leg

Former coach of the Super Eagles, Paul Hamilton has lost his left leg which was amputated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.

Hamilton who spent most of his playing days at defunct ECN managed the Super Eagles in 1989.

The 75-year-old has been bedridden for months due to problems with his legs which came from injuries he sustained during his playing days.

According to his wife, Durdy, his left was amputated from the knee at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
“He’s not diabetic. He had a leg injury. It was an injury he sustained during his days as a footballer, which affected his bone. He’s now gradually managing to move around,” Durdy told Punch newspaper.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are said to have been informed of the situation of their one-time Technical Director.

With the defunct ECN, Hamilton who was popularly known Wonder Boy won the Challenge Cup (now Federation Cup) twice in 1965 and 1970.
He was in charge of Nigeria’s U-23 team before he was appointed coach of the Super Eagles.
He was sacked after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also led the Super Falcons to their first Women’s FIFA World Cup in China in 1991.

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