Former Nigeria defender slumps and dies
Former Nigeria defender Sani Abacha dies
Posted: 3 October 2013
Time: 06:50 pm
Former Nigeria defender Sani Abacha slumped and was pronounced dead early on Thursday morning in Ilorin.
The defender, who was 41, played for a host of clubs in Nigeria including Enyimba, Shooting Stars, Gateway and Kwara United, and was at Wednesday’s Nigeria Premier League game between ABS and Nadarawa United.
“He was like our team pastor,” ABS General Manager Alloy Chukwuemeka told KickOffNigeria.com. “He used to pray for the team before every game.
“He did the same thing before our game on Wednesday and then watched the match only to slump when he got home. He was taken to hospital where he died this morning.”
Abacha was buried on Thursday afternoon in Ilorin.
Article by: Colin Udoh
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