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Former Shark, Adiele dies



Former Sharks player, Echendu “Opulopulo” Adiele has died. The player reportedly died in his sleep early Saturday morning.

He was holidaying in Nigeria following the end of the football season in his Germany base.

The cause of his death has yet to be officially ratified as an autopsy is yet to be conducted. His body has been deposited at the Braithewaith Memorial hospital, Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile Adiele’s wife is also said to have taken ill at about the same time her husband. She is presently in a coma and is also at the same hospital where her husband’s corpse is deposited.

Adiele was part of the Gold medal winning side of Rivers State at the 1988 National Sports Festival.

Adiele had a stint at Nigeria Premier League club, Sharks before moving on to Germany where he played for a host of lower division clubs.

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