Former Sharks FC, Saarbrucken, Waldhof Mannheim and Fortuna Dusseldorf defender, Echendu Adiele is dead.

Adiele, who is based in Germany returned to Nigeria on holidays four days ago and died in his sleep at about 2 am on Saturday, June 18 2011 after what a close member of his family who spoke with naijafootball247.com described as a spiritual attack.

A friend of his at the house died later in the hospital.

No other detail was given by the family about his death.

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

1 COMMENT

  1. Echendu we will never forget you
    You will be never forget in our hearts

    Rest in peace "Master" Adiele
    God bless you!!

    Our condolences to the family

    RRJ89
    Fan club of SV Waldhof Mannheim 1907

  2. we are shocked. Football fans in Mannheim knew him as a real sportsman and true friend. Keep him in our hearts forever!

  3. incredibly shocking news. Master has played in Darmstadt and was a very likeable player. all loved him. I can not believe it.

    why good people die first?
    Rest in peace

    SV Darmstadt 98

  4. I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I HEARD OF THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A GREAT PLAYER LIKE ECHENDU ADIELE,INDEED U WERE A MASTER,I CANT FORGET UR DAYS IN OROGBUM FC,LATER SHARKS FC AND JULIUS BERGER FC BEFOR YOU LEFT TO EUROPE,MASTER WE THE ENTIRE MEMBERS OF OROGBUM FC WHICH HAPPENS TO BE UR HOME TOWN SAY MAY UR GENTLE SOUL REST IN THE BOSSOM OF THE LORD……..AMADI COLLINS ICHECHI

  5. Danke für alles, Master.
    Thanks for all. Aufstieg, Abstieg, Aufstieg, nun bis du ganz oben.
    His poor family.
    I am sad, rest in Peace.
    Ludwigspark, 1. FC Saarbrücken

  6. Bad news. We are totally shocked. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    R.I.P. Master
    J.P.Wintrich, Saarbrücken, Germany

  7. I'm really shocked. 🙁

    "Master" Echendu Aiele – we will never forget you! Thanks for all. Only the good die young.

    Rest in Peace, Master.

    1. FC Saarbrücken – Blue & Black 4ever

  8. wow…your death is like a shock to all the world, nothing is hidden before baba GOD, may your soul rest in peace

    uzoma

  9. The Fans of 1.FC Saarbrücken will never forget you. You´ll be always in our hearts. R.I.P
    You´ll never walk alone. God bless you

  10. gush i remember dat guy in sharks jersey at d back kicking everyball n everything that tried to pass him well God will watch your back from now on but those dat did dat to u,u'll continue to kick them till eternity

  11. I am deeply disappointed with the way we lost this Nigerian icon.And I advice that all those based abroad must be very careful whenever they return to Nigeria as they seen to easily lose their lives here through whatever means.

  12. It's a shame that I lost a brother and friend. I was shocked over his death. Tears can't bring you back. May your gentle soul RIP. Eche risi mono! . ALeruchi

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