BREAKING: Ex- Super Eagles defender Babalade dies of Cardiac Arrest


By Oluwakemi Ishola 

Ex Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade has been reportedly died of cardiac arrest on Friday in Ibadan.

The 48years old Babalade was said to have  died while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was member of the Super Eagles that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.

He started his professional career at Stationery Stores of Lagos in 1990, before several stints at 3SC, helping the Oluyole Warriors reach the final of the CAF Champions in League in 1996.

He played professionally abroad at Ivoirian side, African Sports, Anyang LG Cheetahs (Korea), SK Sturm Graz (Austria) and Indian club Mohun Bagan AC.

On October 17, 2008 Babalade was named as manager of the Shooting Stars FC.

He is survived by a wife and three kids, who are all based in the US.


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