Breaking News: Former Nigerian International footballer is dead

The Ex Nigerian footballer, Thompson Usiyan has been reported dead after a severe sickness.

The late footballer played in the early 70s alongside his best friend Felix Owolabi who narrated the incident.

Thompson Usiyan in action during his prime.

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According to him, Usiyan died in America after suffering a severe sickness.

In his words, he said:

“Just two weeks ago we lost Segun Adeleke, also in America, and now it is Usiyan. I pray God will grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” Owolabi said.

“Usiyan was a delight to watch in the attack. One cannot forget his contributions in a hurry. His departure for the US at that time created a big vacuum in the team.

“If not for the ingenuity of coach Father Tiko that converted Segun Odegbami into a striker, we would have found it difficult to win the Nations Cup in 1980″

 

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