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NFF Reacts To Death Of Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Sofoluwe

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed sadness over the death of former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe.

Naija News had earlier reported that Sofoluwe died on Tuesday at the Intensive Care Unit of the University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a brief illness.

The former Super Eagles defender was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease that led to his death.

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.

But in a tweet via its Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, the NFF said it was devastated to hear of the passing away of former Green Eagles defender.

The federation said its thoughts and prayers are with his family and football community in Nigeria.

The tweet reads: “We are devastated to hear of the passing away of former Green Eagles Defender Yisa Sofoluwe after a brief illness on Tuesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and football community in Nigeria. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.