Former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe is dead.
Sofoluwe died on Tuesday evening at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
Before his death, the Maroc ’88 Africa Cup of Nations star was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease.
Sofoluwe was earlier admitted at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos, before he was rushed to LUTH on Friday, after his medical condition became worse.
Born on December 28, 1967, Sofoluwe won 40 caps and scored one goal for Nigeria and was a member of the Eagles squads which reached the finals of the 1984 and 1988 AFCON tournaments.
The retired left-back, popularly known as Dean of Defence, 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, and Julius Berger and Gateway United.