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.

Ex-footballer Waidi Akanni who has been taking care of the deceased alongside another former footballer, Jide Oguntuase broke the news of Sofoluwe’s death late last night.

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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