Former Eagles Defender, Yisa Sofoluwe Is Dead

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

Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe is dead.

Sofoluwe, popularly known as the Dean of Defence and also called Minister of Defence by fans, passed away after a battle with a brain ailment.

He 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.

Born on 28 December, 1967, Yisa Sofoluwe 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, as well as Julius Berger and Gateway United.

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