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Ex-Super Eagles Star Shofoluwe Dies

Ex-Super Eagles Star Shofoluwe Dies

Former Super Eagles, Shooting Stars and Abiola Babes defender, Yisa Sofoluwe is dead.

Sofoluwe, popularly known as the dean of defence passed away after a battle with a brain ailment.

According to reports he died on Tuesday at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after he was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease.

Born on 28 December, 1967, Shofoluwe was a won 40 caps and scored one goal for his country.

He was Super Eagles regular left back between 1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.

He won two FA Cups in 1985 and 1987, and also featured for Julius Berger and Gateway United

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  • Adieu 2 weeks ago

    Rest in Peace, Dean of Defence.

     
  • Oh dear! Rest in Peace Yisa Shofoluwe. The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Are you really sure the labour of our heroes past arent in vain already…??? Only a few weeks ago we lost Jogo Bonito….I heard a chunk of his emoluments as national team coach is still unpaid till date…now we have lost our defence minister, with zero help from NFF or Sports Ministry (they are preoccupied with how they will stampede their 4 mediocres into the national team while our legend are withering away in very undignified manners). If not for Chief Otedola we dont know what would have been of Chairman Chukwu today. Nigeria indeed isn’t worth dying for.

      Rest in peace Sir Shofoluwe. You redefined the art of defending from the flanks and ushered us into this era of attacking fullbacks. Your legacies live on. This is really sad indeed

       
  • Abdul handsy 2 weeks ago

    May God Almighty be merciful on your soul.

     
  • Sunnyb 2 weeks ago

    Wow  Rest In Peace minister of defense, our best right full back of all time.

     
  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    The DEAN OF DEFENCE rests.
    Best wishes to family and friends.

     
  • Rest in perfect peace

     
  • What a sad loss, RIP defence minister. One of the best defenders to wear the GWG of Nigeria.

     
  • Stephen 2 weeks ago

    What a player! I recall the late Ernest Okonkwo described him in one of those cracker vs Ghana “as cool as a conccumber” in recognition of his calculated calmness in recovering the ball from a Ghanaian player without much fuss. No doubt one of the very best defender to wear the famous green and white. A thorough breed full back with great attacking qualities. There is a reason why the great Ernest Okonkwo named him the ‘dean of defence’.

    It hurts to see great players who brough lots of joy to us rust away in our county. May you rest in peace elegant dean of defence.

     
  • Machaveli 2 weeks ago

    What a player! I recall the late Ernest Okonkwo described him in one of those cracker vs Ghana “as cool as a conccumber” in recognition of his calculated calmness in recovering the ball from a Ghanaian player without much fuss. No doubt one of the very best defender to wear the famous green and white. A thorough breed full back with great attacking qualities. There is a reason why the great Ernest Okonkwo named him the ‘dean of defence’.

    It hurts to see great players who brough lots of joy to us rust away in our county. May you rest in peace elegant dean of defence.