List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers Detailed In Full

List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers

Everyone loves football action but sometimes shit happens! The tackles, the injuries, and the stampedes and so sometimes, lives are lost.

I mean, it’s crazy.

And so it is with deep regret that I write this list of dead Nigerian footballers.

Not only the ones who died in active service on the field of play but also those ones who grew old and later died of one ailment or the other.

List Of Dead Nigerian Footballers

Samuel Okwaraji: 19 May 1964 – 12 August 1989 (Super Eagles Midfielder)

Isaac Promise: 2 December 1987 – 2 October 2019 (Captain 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing)

Rashidi Yekini: 23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012 (Super Eagles striker)

Amir Angwe: Month/day unknown 1966  – 29 October 1995 (Julius Berger F.C)

Bobsam Elejiko: 18 August 1981 – 13 November 2011 (K. Merksem S.C)

Joshua Tamunobarabonye Pepple: June 7, 1988 – 7 October 2012 (Pomorzanin Nowogard)

Endurance Idahor: 4 August 1984 – 6 March 2010 (Al-Merrikh SC)

Chinonso Ihelwere Henry: 8 July 1991 – 5 August 2012 (CS Delta Tulcea, Romania)

Michael Umanika: Unknown – 15 August 2016 (played for Khazar Lankaran)

Yisa Sofoluwe: 28 December 1967, Abeokuta – 9 February 2021, Lagos (Super Eagles defender)

Victor Omogbehin: 18 August 2010. (Ilford F.C)

Emmanuel Ogoli: 12 December 2010 (Ocean Boys F.C)

Stephen Keshi: 23 January 1962 – 7 June 2016 (Super Eagles defender)

Wilson Mene: 8 May 2010 (Prek Pra Keila)

Orobosan Adun: 26 May 2009 (Goalkeeper of Warri Wolves FC)

John Ikoroma: February 2000 (All Wahda FC)

Shetemi Ayetigbo: 31 May 2015 (Belvedere Football Club)

David Oniya: 13 June 2015 (played for Malaysia Premier League club T-Team as a defender)

Chineme Martins: 8 March 2020 (Nasarawa United F.C.)  

GoalBall is by this list of dead Nigerian footballers article paying a tribute to all these footballers who died on the field (or even out of the field) and pray for the repose of their souls!

May their souls through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace…..


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