Brown Ebewele, former Nigerian athlete and sports administrator is dead.
Ebewele, popularly called ‘Juju man,’ according to reports died on Friday in a hospital in Warri, Delta State after a brief illness.
The former Olympian led Team Edo to the 20th National Sports Festival.
Ebewele, a Nigerian former national champion introduced decathlon into the nation’s athletics in 1978, while competing as an athlete for the then Bendel State.
A highly reputed athletics coach, Ebewele rose to become Edo State Director of Sport during Governor Lucky Igbinedion’s administration and ultimately a Commissioner of Sports in the era of Governor Osariemen Osunbor.