Minister lends Support to ailing Sofoluwe

Minister  of Youth and sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has come to the rescue  of ailing former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe, who is reportedly down with a brain ailment. 

The Minister  over the weekend  sent money through  another ex international  to support the medical bill of the ace defender. In addition,  the Minister  has promised to speak to a state Governor to pick  the medical bill of the surgery. 

The Minister’s  response  is coming on the heels of appeal by Former International  Waidi Akanni for public spirited Nigerians to come to the aid of the ex player.

The Minister  had last year offered financial  lifeline to mothers of late internationals Rashidi Yekini,  Samuel Okwaraji, Ali Jeje Ibrahim and  quater miler  Sunday Bada.

Sofoluwe, nicknamed  Dean of Defence by legendary  radio commentator  Ernest Okonkwo for his defence prowess won 40 caps for the Super Eagles  and scored one goal. 

He held away in the right back position  between1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.

He also played for defunct Abiola Babes of Abeokuta , IICC of Ibadan,  Gateway football Club  of Abeokuta. 

Sofoluwe is currently at ICU at LUTH waiting  to undergo brain Surgery.

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