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NFF announce death of former Super Eagle

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the death of former Nigerian senior national team (Super Eagles) defender, Ajibade Babalade.

The 48-year-old passed away yesterday 4th September 2020 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by a wife and three children.

The NFF confirmed the defender’s passing on Twitter mourning his passing saying “We are sad to announce the shock demise of former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade. Babalade died of cardiac arrest today in Ibadan. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with his family.”


Babalade featured for the Super Eagles in their third-place finish at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Senegal. He also propelled the Shooting Stars to the final of the last edition of the African Cup of Champions Clubs in 1996 before its name changed to the CAF Champions League.



by Leroy Hawkson|

Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM. I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media. I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

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