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Nigeria Football Federation Mourns The Death Of Ex Super Eagles Defender Yisa Sofoluwe, Aged 53
Nigeria Football Federation Mourns The Death Of Ex Super Eagles Defender Yisa Sofoluwe, Aged 53

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Ex Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe has reportedly died. He was 53 years old.

The 53-year-old ex footballer passed away on Tuesday, February 9 after being in coma for five days. He was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) last Thursday after it was diagnosed that he had mild cerebral atrophy.

Waidi Akanni, ex-footballer who has been taking care of Sofoluwe alongside another former footballer, Jide Oguntuase broke the news of his death to SportingLife late last night.

“Sofoluwe didn’t make it. We tried our best to save his life but unfortunately he has gone to be with the Lord”an emotional Akanni revealed.

Sofoluwe made a total of 40 caps and scored one goal for Nigeria and was a member of the Eagles squads which reached the final of the 1984 and 1988 AFCON tournaments.

At club level, Sofoluwe featured for Shooting Stars between 1982 and 1983, winning the domestic league title, before moving to Abiola Babes, where he spent four seasons and won the FA Cup twice in 1985 and 1987.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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