Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade has been confirmed dead after suffering cardiac arrest.
Ajibade, 48 , died on Friday afternoon, September 4, while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
“We are sad to announce the shock demise of former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade. Babalade died of cardiac arrest today in Ibadan. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with his family,” NFF tweeted.
Babalade former club, Stationery Stores also paid tribute to him on social media. “Everyone at the club is sad to hear about the passing our ex-player Ajibade Babalade. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Sún ré o”, tweet read.
In October 2008, Babalade was named as manager of the Shooting Stars FC. He is survived by a wife and three children.