Ex-Super Eagles defender, Babalade, dies of heart attack

OrijoReporter.com, Ajibade Babalade

Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, has died of heart attack at aged 48.

Late Ajibade died on Friday during the day in Ibadan, the Oyo State where he lived until his death.

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According to multiple reports, the ex-international’s death occurred two days after he celebrated his son’s birthday.

He was said to have slumped and rushed to a private hospital where he was rejected and later died at University College Hospital.

The deceased was survived by his widow and three children, all based in the United States.

 Ajibade during his time as footballer, was nicknamed Kunde after the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon strongman of defence due to their comparable physique and playing style.

He was actively involved in the 1992 bronze-winning squad of the senior national team in African Nation Cup in Senegal and altogether played 13 times for the team.

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