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Sports Minister Lends Support To Ailing Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Sofoluwe

Sports Minister Lends Support To Ailing Ex-Super Eagles Defe

The Minister  of Youth and sports Development, Sunday Dare has come to the rescue of ailing former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe, who is reportedly down with a brain ailment.

According to the Media Team of Dare, the Minister over the weekend sent some money through  another ex international  to support the medical bill of the ace defender.

In addition,  the Minister promised to speak to a state Governor to pick  the medical bill of the surgery. 

The Minister's  response  is coming on the heels of appeal by Former International  Waidi Akanni for public-spirited  Nigerians to come to the aid of the ex-player.

Sofoluwe, nicknamed 'Dean of Defence' by legendary  radio commentator, Ernest Okonkwo for his defence prowess won 40 caps for the Super Eagles  and scored one goal.

He held sway in the right-back position  between 1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 Africa Nations Cups.

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He also played for defunct Abiola Babes of Abeokuta , IICC of Ibadan and Gateway football Club of Abeokuta. 

Sofoluwe is currently at ICU at LUTH waiting  to undergo brain Surgery.

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