Monday, April 18, 2011

Nigerian Eagles Player Olubayo Adefemi dies in car accident

Nigerian Super Eagles defender Olubayo Adefemi  has died from a car accident in Greece.

According to a BBC report, quoting Greek Police, Monday said, the Nigeria international defender died in a car

The 25-year-old, who played for Skoda Xanthi, lost control of his car on the Egnatia motorway before the crash.

Adefemi was driving from Xanthi to Salonika in the Kavala region of northern Greece.

 The player was  said to be on his way to finalise details of his wedding when the accident happened.

The former Bendel Insurance and Hapoel Tel Aviv of Isreal player was a member of the Samson Siasia led Under 20-squad that played at the final  with the Lionel Messi-led Argentina team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.

He was also part of  Nigeria’s football team to the 2008 Olympic Games and he made his senior national team debut against Ireland on May 29, 2009.

A statement from the Greek football federation read: "The Super League and the entire Greek football family would like to express its deepest condolences and sympathy for the family of Olubayo Adefemi, who died tragically in a car accident."  

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