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Ex-Super Falcons Goalkeeper Dies After Eight-Year Battle With Breast Cancer

Ex-Super Falcons Goalkeeper Dies After Eight-Year Battle With Breast Cancer

Former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni, has passed away after battling with breast cancer for eight years.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the sad news on their X handle on Saturday.

“We are sad to hear of the passing of former Super Falcons goal keeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni after an eight-year battle with cancer,” the NFF wrote.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Aluko was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2017 and was given the all-clear a year later after undergoing treatment and a mastectomy.

However, she was again diagnosed with the disease in January 2019 and underwent 10 chemotherapy sessions before the coronavirus pandemic struck.


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