A former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, has died of severe heart attack, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, a highly competent source close to the national team, has revealed.
Babalade, 48, died on Friday, September 4, while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
He was a member of the Eagles team that won bronze medal at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.
Giving details of how the death occurred, a very close friend of his who is also a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, said on Saturday, that Ajibade died as a result of late medical attention to him while he suffered the cardiac arrest.
He said, “Babajide died at the gate of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Friday after he was denied medical treatment by a private hospital, and in the process of making alternative effort, he breathed his last at the gate of the UCH, Ibadan,” saying, “may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”
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