The technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Austin Eguavoen, has described late Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe as a soft-spoken, fun, easy-going, and one of the most skillful defenders in the team.
Recall that on Tuesday, Sofoluwe died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He was aged 53 years.
He was a member of the 1984 and 1988 Africa Cup of Nations squads.
Reacting to his death, Eguavoen said that his death was a big loss to the football community.
“Easy going always fun to be with, soft-spoken and when you talk about football, Yisa Sofoluwe was one of the most skillful defenders we had.
“He wasn’t the most physical but he had a football brain and that was why he was able to play as right back and left for every Coach who was appointed at the time.
“Late Ernest Okonkwo named him “defence minister”, because of is qualities; when Ernest Okonkwo to give you a name then you should know that player has some real quality.
“It’s very very sad.”
“I will remember him as a very stand up guy, Professional and neat in his appearance,” Eguavoen concluded.
By Augustine Akhilomen