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Ex-Super Eagles defender dies at 54

Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, gave up the ghost on Tuesday, February 9, in Lagos at the age of 54.

Fondly known  as the Dean of Defence during his playing days, Sofoluwe passed away after a battle with a brain ailment.

The ex-Green Eagles defender reportedly died at the Intensive Care Unit of the University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Born on Yisa Sofoluwe was born on December 28, 1967, Sofoluwe was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease he battled until his demise.

Sofoluwe won 40 caps while he scored one goal for Nigeria in his active days.


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

The light-skinned defender also had an illustrious club career playing for the likes of 3SC, Abiola Babes, where he won two FA Cups in 1985 and 1987, and Julius Berger and Gateway United.

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