ABUJA – Senate President, Senator David Mark, has described late coach Willy Bazuaye as a patriotic coach who put national interest above self.
Senator Mark in a condolence message to the government and people of Edo state noted that late Bazuaye was a forefront indigenous coach who brought honour and glory to his fatherland.
He recalled the days of late Bazuaye as a player for then Green Eagles of Nigeria and later joined the coaching crew of Father Tico  when Nigeria played at the 1978 Africa cup of nations in Accra, Ghana.
Bazuaye, Senator Mark noted played a key role as an assistant to coach Bonfrere Jo when Nigeria’s under 23 team won Gold in Atlanta Georgia Olympic in 1996.
He also noted the exploits of coach Bazuaye who helped to groom footballers from the old Bendel State that played for the national team.
“Coach Bazuaye was a great tutor. He nurtured most of our of players of note today . He was a pillar of sports in his own right. We shall miss him”,  Senator Mark stated.
He counseled to immortalise late Bazuaye for his contributions to sports development in Nigeria.