Ajibade Babalade created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill – Oyo SWAN

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria SWAN, Oyo State Chapter has said that the death of Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade has created a vacuum that would be hard to fill.

In a statement by the Oyo State Chairman of SWAN, Olaolu Fawole and made available to newsmen, the association said his death came at a time when the sports fraternity was still mourning.

The statement described the death of the never-say-never defender as very shocking due to the fact that he never showed any sign of illness.

“Sports writers in Oyo State condole his family and the entire football circle and pray God grant him eternal rest” the statement adds.

Aged 48, Ajibade Babalade who died last Friday was a member of the Super Eagles team that won bronze at the 1992 Nations Cup in Senegal. 

He was a dependable defender during his active days at Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, Stationery Stores of Lagos, Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri, Africa Sports of Cote de’ Ivoire and Strum Graz of Austria.

PR/Adedayo Adelowo

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