Let's Save Yisa Sofoluwe

By Desmond Ekwueme

Posted  60 Views updated 19 days ago

53-year old former Green Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe needs help and urgently too. He is suffering from what medical experts call "Mild Cerebral Atrophy" which is a gradual loss of brain cells. It leads to loss of memory and a huge threat to life.

He is presently on a life support as doctors have discovered after a resonance scan that some cells in his brain are already dead. He is said to be in a critical condition.

He has been in the Life and Care Hospital in Ikorodu for over a month but, has been moved to LUTH Idiaraba where he is currently receiving treatment.

His treatment cost about one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) monthly.

The duo of ex-internationals Wahidi Akanni and Babajide Oguntuase have been taking care of the former left wing back popularly called Minister of Defence, a nickname given to him by Late ace sports commentator Ernest Okonkwo.

But it does appear that fund is hindering Sofoluwe's treatment.

Sofoluwe won 40 caps and scored one goal for the Super Eagles and was a regular left back between 1983 and 1988, playing at the 1984 and 1988 African Nations Cups.

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Late former President Shehu Shagari being introduced by Flying Eagles captain Ali Jeje to Paul Ekoku....as Sofoluwe waits for his turn to be introduced to the President before a crucial game in 1983.

•Please for those calling and asking me to display an account to help Yisa Sofoluwe....kindly get in touch with Babajide Oguntuase who is present with him at LUTH Idiaraba.

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