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Ex-Super Eagles Star, Ebiede Dies At 47

Ex-Super Eagles Star, Ebiede Dies At 47

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Emmanuel Ebiede, has passed away after suffering Hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), according to reports.

Ebiede passed on Friday in Port Harcourt at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

He was a member of the Flying Eagles squad at the African Youth Championship in 1995.

United Kingdom-based football administrator, David Doherty confirmed the death of the former SC Heerenveen player.

Doherty said, “I just spoke with the daughter who confirmed to me that Emmanuel is dead.

“I’m very sad as we speak. This was someone whom I spoke with two days ago to know how he was faring.”

Doherty had gone on a campaign to raise funds for Ebiede’s treatment at the time the news broke about his condition.

Ebiede had two caps for the Super Eagles, making his debut under Serbian Bora Milutinovic in the 1-0 win over Iran in a pre-1998 World Cup friendly on January 28, 1998.

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  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    He was a great youth player who never reached his potential,potentially was meant to be a star midfielder.
    My sincerest condolences 

  • Greatness 1 year ago

    This is really sad, but what can we do? May his family find consolation in their moment of grief. As for the NFF, I won’t say anything.

  • Papafem 1 year ago

    I remember his wonderful performance against Zimbabwe in a must-win Olympic qualifying match in 2000 or so. He was wonderful in that game with Pius Ikedia running the show. E needed to qualify by 4-0 goals to nil and we got it. May his soul rest in peace

  • Golden Child 1 year ago

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. Time really flies, I remember this player very well and I was surprised that he aged that quickly. This man’s end is indicative of everything wrong with the country, yet these leaders would not relent or loosen the noose around the people’s neck. Rest in peace, player.

  • Rest in peace Emmanuel. My well wishes to your family at this time.

  • Okus 1 year ago

    Rip Emma..knew him then via complete sports magazines that year…https://youtu.be/Om685ax-uQs

    • Emecco 1 year ago

      Oh , Ebiede, I remember U-20, Afcon hosted by Nigeria in 1995, he was a member of Fanny Amun’s wobbling and fumbling Flying Eagles. He scored in the 3-3 draw with Mali at Onikan Stadium, He later played in Belgium, RIP , great midfielder.

  • Jaymns Enofe Bakare-Omoregie 12 months ago

    Oh my God! I can’t believe this, Ebiede loss his life to the cold hands of death, what else can a brother say?
    I pray God to grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss –  may his soul Rest In Peace amen.

  • Stephen 12 months ago

    Why is it that Nigeria abondons athletes who represented us at various times, given all they had even their lives for Nigeria,ask the family of late,Samuel Okwaraji who was studying become a lawyer but died playing for NIGERIA the bread winner of his family till today what has NIGERIA done for his, I remember seeing a write up where his aged mother was lamenting, I wonder if she’s still alive, femi opabunmi is blind now if not dead, yekini is dead,last time I checked Henry Nwosu was in a hospital in Asa a fighting for his life,Christian chukwu almost died if not for femi otedola, the list goes on, yet we blame Tammy Abraham, Noni madueke gabby agboanhor, John fashionu for bukayo shaka for not representing NIGERIA,THE football career or Emmanuel Emenike collapsed after he lost his dear wife did Nigeria care,DAVID DOHERTY IN FAR AWAY UK WAS TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIS TREATMENT BUT WHERE WAS HIS COUNTRY WHEN HE NEEDED THEM MOST MAY THE SOUL OF EMMANUEL EBIEDE REST IN PEACE AMEN

    • Nigeria is a mess bro i understand how bad our nation is… Rest in peace ebiede

    • Segun 2 hours ago

      This one of the reasons the younger generation find it difficult to remain committed while on National duties. May God the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

  • Bishop Sa 9 months ago

    Nigeria hell of a place.

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