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BREAKING: Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

BREAKING: Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oilha has died after a brief illness.

Oliha who is a coach with Kwara Football Academy reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday after a complaint of ‘slight headache’ according to Goal.com.

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A family source who spoke to the football news platform said:”Nothing was wrong with my brother yesterday (Saturday). He even led his team to a football game yesterday and he was alright and lively. But like 4.00am this morning (Sunday) he complained of slight headache and he was rushed to the hospital from where he died.

“I was with those that deposited his body at a mortuary in Ilorin. This is unbelievable,” the family source told Goal.

The 44 years Oliha tallied 31 caps for the Super Eagles and played for Bendel Insurance (1985-1987), Iwuanyanwu Nationale (1988-1991), Africa Sports (1992-1993), Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C. (1993-1994) and Antalyaspor (1994-1995).

The player, who was known for his powerful shots and ability in the air. Oliha retired at the age of 27, as a result of a serious knee injury.

 

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