Nigeria Loses Another Former Super Eagles Player

Yisa Sofoluwe
Nigeria Loses Another Former Super Eagles Player - Vantage News Nigeria
Yisa Sofoluwe

Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, has died at the age of 53.

Sofoluwe, popularly known in his playing days as Minister of Defence died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) late on Tuesday.

He was diagnosed for mild cerebral atrophy at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos, but was moved to LUTH on Friday, last week after his medical condition became worse.

The former Super Eagles defender was on life support few days before his passing.

Sofoluwe won 40 caps for the Super Eagles and scored one goal.

He was Nigeria’s first choice in the right back position between 1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco respectively.

Sofoluwe also played for defunct Abiola Babes of Abeokuta , IICC of Ibadan and Gateway Football Club of Abeokuta.

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