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Ex-Super Eagles keeper, Agbonavbare, dies of cancer

By EDITOR   |   27 January 2015   |   3:07 pm  

FORMER Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, on Tuesday, reportedly died of cancer in Spain.

  Agbonavbare, a member of the National U-21 team to Mexico, Flying Eagles ’83 squad, silver medalist at 1984 African Nations Cup and gold medalist at Tunisia ‘94 has been clinging on to his life in Spain, after being diagnosed of cancer.

Only Monday, Spanish newspaper, Marca reported that former club Rayo Vallecano had raised money for his treatment.

His former club confirmed his death on the club’s website.

The former New Nigeria Bank of Benin goalkeeper played at Rayo from 1990 to 1996 and was also a member of the Nigeria squad which won the 1994 African Cup of Nations.

He was also a member of the Super Eagles that reached the second round of the USA ’94 World Cup.

His wife died years ago, also from cancer. He lives behind young children.



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