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Former Green Eagles ace defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, is dead, the former 3SC player, who is popularly known as Dean of Defence died on Tuesday evening at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.


Sofoluwe, who was earlier admitted at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu was diagnosed with mild cerebral atrophy, a brain disease.


Born on December 28, 1967, Dean of Defence, a name given to him by Late Sports Commentator, Ernest Okonkwo, had 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 left-back, who won two FA Cup trophy, had an illustrious club career playing for clubs like Abiola Babes, 3SC, Julius Berger and Gateway United


Mudashiru Shittu

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