Ojebode passes away
The NPL has expressed deep sorrow at the death of former Green Eagles and 3SC captain, Samuel Ojebode.
Ojebode died on Tuesday after being diagnosed of lung cancer at UCH, Ibadan.
The league board chairman, Rumson Baribote described the former defender as a true patriot whose outstanding contribution as a player brought glory to the nation.
Baribote regretted that Ojebode's death is coming on the heels of the demise of another Nigerian soccer legend, Rashidi Yekini who passed on only recently.
"It's rather sad and very unfortunate that Nigeria has lost two football legends in quick succession.
"Only recently we lost Rashidi Yekini and now it's Sam Ojebode.
"Ojebode was a true patriot whose commitment on the field of play brought glory to Nigerians.
"I remember his contribution in the Green Eagles' defence
"On behalf the management board of the NPL, I wish to commiserate with his immediate family, the management of 3SC and Oyo state FA, the NFF and the entire football fraternity in Nigeria on this great loss.
"I pray for the repose of his soul and that God grants his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss," he said.