Former Super Eagles Defender Babalade Dies Of Cardiac Arrest, Aged 48


Former Super Eagles and 3SC defender, Ajibade Babalade has died of cardiac arrest in Ibadan on Friday, September 4.

He died at the age of 48 and he was the team manager of Nigeria National League club side Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) before his demise.

Babalade played for the Nigerian national team in the 90s and he was part of the team that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.

At the club level, he had playing stints in South Korea, Ivory Coast, Austria, Nigeria and India before calling time on his career in 2005.

The ex-Nigeria defender also played in the Caf Champions League final with 3SC in 1996 but they lost to the Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek.

“We are sad to announce the shock demise of former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade. Babalade died of cardiac arrest today in Ibadan. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with his family,” the NFF tweeted.


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