- Yusuf Usman Usein who played for Shooting Stars and Crown FC is dead
- The forward was training with Gateway of Abeokuta and slumped
- Usein was confirmed dead on Monday morning, November 16, by Crown FC
Nigerian football fraternities have been thrown into deep mourning on Monday morning, November 16, following the tragic death of ex-Shooting Stars player Yusuf Usman Usein.
The forward who was popularly known as 'Eiye' was training with Gateway FC of Abeokuta with the hopes of signing for them before he slumped on Sunday evening, November 15.
Usein was said to have been resuscitated on the pitch by medical men who rushed into action after he slumped.
And according to the confirmation by Crown FC of Ogbomoso media officer Tunji Alabi, the player died later in the midnight.
Alabi said further that Eiye who also played for Crown FC was a very hardworking, easy-going, loyal, very dedicated and God-fearing player.
''It is so unfortunate that we have lost Usein and we pray that God will forgive him and grant him eternal rest. He was a good and dedicated player when he was playing for us in Ogbomoso.''
Yusuf Usman Usein actually started his football career on the streets of Ibadan in Oyo state before he was given the chance to join Shooting Stars.
The lanky forward spent two seasons with the Ibadan-based club before he moved to Crown FC of Ogbomoso.
Gateway FC will be playing in Nigeria's second-tier League which is the National League in the 2020/21 season.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade was pronounced dead after cardiac arrest.
The 48-year-old who was known for his superb defending skills during his active playing time in the Super Eagles died in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Friday night, September 4.
According to the reports gathered, the former Shooting Stars of Ibadan captain suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to the University College Hospital where he died.
Ajibade Babalade was among the Super Eagles players who won bronze at the 1992 African Cup of Nations in Senegal.
The deceased started his professional club career at Stationery Stores of Lagos in 1990 before several stints at 3SC helping them reach the final of the CAF Champions League in 1996.
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