The Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Sunday Dare expressed deep shock and disappointment on the disappearance of former Tremendous Eagles defender Yisa Sofouwe who died Tuesday on the State College instructing hospital of Lagos on the age of 54 years.
In accordance with a press release from his Media Workplace, Dare mentioned: “The information of Yisa Sofoluwe’s loss of life is kind of devastating and one which touched me like a twister.
“He was an incredible participant, dedicated, disciplined, humble and patriotic.
“He got here forward of his time.
“It’s not shocking that he has been nicknamed‘ the Dean of Protection ’by ace commentator Ernest Okonkwo.
“My condolences and prayers exit to his spouse, youngsters, teammates and the soccer group.
“He died simply as assist was within the means of paying for his surgical procedure.
“His loss of life is a good loss. Relaxation in peace Dean of Protection,” the assertion concluded.
Sofoluwe performed for the Flying Eagle on the World Youth Championships in Mexico in 1983 alongside gamers similar to Tajudeen Disu, Femi, and Segun Olukanmi, Deinde Akinlotan, Dahiru Sadi, Ali Jeje Ibrahim, Tarila Okorowanta, Paul Okoku, Chibuzor Ehilegbu, Humphrey Edobor, Samson Siasia, Bala Ali amongst others.
He received 40 caps for the Tremendous Eagles scoring one purpose.
He performed membership soccer with ITT Waves and Abiola Babes Soccer Membership of Abeokuta.
The minister had final week despatched cash to one in all his former teammates to offset a part of his hospital invoice and the plan was within the pipeline to get the Lagos State Authorities to pay the price of the so surgical procedure.