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Ex-Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, is dead

Ex-Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, is dead

Popularly known as Minister of Defence, Yisa Sofoluwe, the former Golden Eaglets’ assistant coach, according to close relatives died of complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday night.

Yisa Sofoluwe was on life support at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, for some days before he passed on.

It was gathered that Shofoluwe battled with COVID-19 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital before his death.

Shofoluwe was earlier diagnosed of COVID-19 contrary to the speculation of a brain disease.

Sofoluwe won about 40 caps for the national team in his time. He played 40 matches and scored one goal for Nigeria.

He was a member of Nigerian ‘the Seoul ‘84 Olympics’ and also featured at 84 and 88 AFCON.

Shofoluwe was also an assistant coach for the Golden Eaglets under Alphonsus Dike.

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