Kelechi Emeteole will be honoured by the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Players and match officials are to wear black arm bands during Match Day 26 fixtures to honour the former Enugu Rangers coach.

Emeteole has also coached Lobi Stars, El Kanemi and Heartland where he played as a defender.

The League Management Company (LMC), who are the NPFL organisers, said in a statement on Thursday in Abuja that the deceased thoroughly deserves the honour.

The LMC has therefore directed that one-minute silence be observed across all NPFL venues on Saturday and on Wednesday during Match Day 26 fixtures.

Shehu Dikko, the LMC Chairman, expressed grief at the demise of the coach and said Emeteole was a figure who contributed immensely to the Nigerian football league.

In addition to managing several league clubs, he worked with junior and senior national teams.

These include: the Super Eagles, the Flying Eagles, the Golden Eaglets and the Super Sand Eagles.