Ex-Super Eagles defender, Shofoluwe died of COVID-19, not brain disease – Source




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LAGOS – Former Eagles defender, Yisa Shofoluwe, breathed last at Lagos University Teaching Hospital Tuesday night.

former Golden Eaglets’ assistant coach, according to close relatives, died of the ravaging -19 pandemic.

The erstwhile footballer, 53, was diagnosed of -19 as against the brain disease widely speculated the .

Shofoluwe, also known as Dean of Defence, played 40 matches and scored goal for Nigeria.

He was a of Nigerian side to the Seoul ‘84 Olympics and also featured at 1984 and 1988 AFCON.

Shofoluwe starred for Abiola Babes of Abeokuta, played Belgium and was an assistant coach for the Golden Eaglets under Alphonsus Dike.

He was also an assistant coach at Gateway Club of Abeokuta. (TheEagleonline)