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Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe has died after battling with a brain ailment.

Popularly known as the dean of defence, Sofoluwe reportedly died on Tuesday at the Intensive Care Unit of the University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Sofoluwe was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease.

Yisa Sofoluwe, who was born on 28 December 1967, was a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a defender. He won 40 caps and scored one goal for his country.

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

He also had an illustrious club career playing for some of the countries biggest clubs like 3SC, Abiola Babes, where he won two FA Cups in 1985 and 1987, and Julius Berger and Gateway United.

In other news, an extra minutes goal from Scottish professional footballer, Scott Francis McTominay on Tuesday night, February saw Manchester United to FA Cup quarter-finals.

The 24-year-old central midfielder who came from the bench netted a 97 minutes goal for the Red Devils to send David Moyes‘s side out of the competition.

Naija News understands that the two English Premier League club played a goalless 90 minutes game last night until a goal came in for the Red Devils in the extra-time. The Tuesday night match started and ended without Jesse Lingard, West Ham’s new signing from Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defended West Ham’s efforts to try to equalize and force a penalty shoot-out.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.