Wilson Oboh, ex-Flying Eagles star, dies 2 months after surviving a car crash

Wilson Oboh, ex-Flying Eagles star, dies 2 months after surviving a car crash

Wilson Oboh, former junior international Wilson Oboh, has died from undisclosed ailment after surviving a car accident few months ago.

According to close family sources, Oboh, who was the first Nigerian to play professional football in Japanese J-League was in a very bad shape before his death following injuries he suffered from the crash left his bed-ridden.

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The former Julius Berger and Insurance ace in the domestic league in his active days, was also a member of the Fanny Amu's former Flying Eagles squad to the 1995 Africa Youth Championship and also trained with the Atlanta ‘94 Olympic squad.

The former youth international, who passed on two days ago, will always be remembered for his exceptional free-kick during his active days.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria Professional Football League are mourning after Femi Okebukola, a referee who officiated the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Week 4 fixture between El-Kanemi vs Nasarawa, on Thursday, January 24, was reported dead.

Shehu Dikko, the League Management Company (LMC) boss, confirmed Okebukola died in a ghastly motor accident while returning to his in Ibadan from Maiduguri.

Dikko, in a statement also reached out to Sports Journalist, Jide Fashikun who died over the weekend.

“We mourn the death of the two gentlemen and commiserate with their families, the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) and Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) on this untimely deaths,” the statement read in part.

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