Minister Lends Support To Ailing Sofoluwe

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has come to the rescue of ailing former Super Eagles defender,  Yisa Sofoluwe, who is reportedly down with a brain ailment.
The Minister last weekend sent money through another ex international to support the medical bill of the ace defender. In addition,  the Minister has promised to speak to a state Governor to pick  the medical bill of the surgery.
The Minister’s response is coming on the heels of appeal by former International, Waidi Akanni, for public spirited Nigerians to come to the aid of the ex player.
The Minister had last year offered financial  lifeline to mothers of late internationals:  Rashidi Yekini,  Samuel Okwaraji, Ali Jeje Ibrahim and quater miler Sunday Bada.
Sofoluwe, nicknamed Dean of Defence by legendary radio commentator, Ernest Okonkwo, for his defence prowess won 40 caps for the Super Eagles and scored one goal.
He held away in the right back position  between1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups and won silver medals on both occasion.
He was a member of the first Flying Eagles team to the FIFA Youth Championship in Mexico playing as cover for the first choice right back and captain of the team, Ali Jeje.
Sofoluwe started his football career at defunct ITT Waves in Lagos before moving to Abiola Babes of Abeokuta where he ended his football career.
Sofoluwe is currently at ICU at LUTH waiting  to undergo brain Surgery.

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