Nigerian football fraternities have once again been thrown into deep mourning following the shocking death of former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade. According to the reports gathered, the former super eagles star dies having suffered from cardiac arrest and was rushed to the University College Hospital.
The 48-year-old who was known for his superb defending skills during his active playing time in the Super Eagles died in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Friday night, September 4.
Ajibade Babalade was among the Super Eagles players who won bronze at the 1992 African Cup of Nations in Senegal.
Ajibade Babalade, ex-Super Eagles defender, dies at 48
We are sad to announce the shock demise of former @NGSuperEagles defender Ajibade Babalade. Babalade died of cardiac arrest today in Ibadan. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/1xCofWcZvp— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) September 4, 2020
Before the former super eagles star dies he made his Super Eagles debut in 1990 had 13 appearances before retiring from international football in 1998.
He was a member of the Eagles squad that finished third at the 1992 AFCON in Senegal.
In 1996 he captained Shooting Stars to the final of the CAF Champions League where they lost to Zamalek on penalties.
Other clubs he played for include Iwuanyanwu Nationale (Heartland), Stationary Stores, and Sturm Graz of Switzerland.