Ex-Super Eagles defender, Babalade is dead

Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Babalade passed away in Ibadan on Friday.

“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,” the NFF tweeted.

Until his death, the 48-year-old was the team manager of Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

Babalade played for the Nigeria national team in the 90s and was part of the team that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.

At club level, he played in South Korea, Ivory Coast, Austria, Nigeria and India, before retiring in 2005.


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