Ex-Eagles Defender Sofoluwe In Critical Health Condition

Former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe is reportedly in a critical medical condition at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos.

According to The PUNCH, the 53-year-old Sofoluwe is currently being treated for mild cerebral atrophy and has been advised to undergo a brain magnetic resonance imaging scan, according to the radiologist report made available.

Ex-international Waidi Akanni revealed that Sofoluwe was in a coma.

“He’s in a coma now as we speak. He has undergone some tests and the doctors found out that he has some dead tissues in his brain. He needs adequate treatment to recover well,” Akanni, who has been raising funds for the treatment of the ailing Maroc ’88 AFCON star, said.

Another ex-international Jide Oguntuase, who has been with Sofoluwe since he was admitted to the hospital a month ago, said the former left-back pays the sum of N100,000 weekly for treatment.

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The General Secretary of the Professional Players’ Union of Nigeria, Emmanuel Babayaro, expressed shock at the news, but added that the players union would support the former Abiola Babes star.

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Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.