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Sad! Ex-Super Eagles defender, dies of cardiac arrest

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Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade has died at the age of 48 after suffering cardiac arrest.

The Punch reports that he passed on while he was being conveyed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, in the afternoon.

Babalade began his professional club career at Stationery Stores of Lagos in 1990, before several stints at 3SC, helping the Oluyole Warriors reach the final of the CAF Champions 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 manager of 3SC.


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

Source: The Punch


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