Mourning as Former Nigeria International Segun Odegbami Loses Son

Mourning as Former Nigeria International Segun Odegbami Loses Son

  • The family of former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami has been thrown into mourning following the death of his son, Oluwagbeminiyi
  • Odegbami's son, Oluwagbeminiyi, passed on after a brief illness in the early hours of Good Friday, March 29, 2024
  • He said Oluwagbeminiyi died 12 hours after he called him requesting his (Segun) synopsis on a documentary project they were working on journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Ogun state - Legendary Nigerian footballer Segun Odegbami has lost his son, Oluwagbeminiyi, after a brief illness.

The tragic incident happened in the early hours of Good Friday, March 29, 2024.

Segun Odegbami loses son, Oluwagbeminiyi
Odegbami's son, Oluwagbeminiyi, died on Good Friday Photo credit: @abati1990
Source: Twitter

Odegbami, who announced the loss of his son, described him as a “highly gifted, multi-talented young man,” The Punch reports.

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He disclosed that he and Oluwagbeminiyi were working on a documentary project before the tragic incident.

The former International added that he spoke with the deceased whilst I was in Accra, Ghana a day before he passed on.

In his emotional tribute, Odegbami wrote:

“Four hours after our exchange, I received the first of endless phone calls that eventful day, last Thursday: Gbemi is not feeling well; Gbemi is being taken to a hospital; the hospital has referred Gbemi to another hospital.”

He added that he ordered that Oluwagbeminiyi be moved to a specialist hospital after his case became critical.

“The hospital works on him for hours. Twelve hours after our first communication, and exactly five minutes past midnight, at the birth of Good Friday (a significant day in Christendom), the doctors call me for the umpteenth time that day to break my heart with the news that haunts me till now – Gbemi has passed on!”

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As reported by PM News, this is coming six years after Odegbami lost his mother, Abeke Odegami. Odegbami had on the occasion of the 97th birthday of his mother extolled her qualities, describing her as a disciplinarian.

Segun Odegbami predicts AFCON 2023 final

Meanwhile, reported that Odegbami predicted the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against host country Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria. He said it would be a straightforward victory for the Super Eagles.

He expressed his belief that Nigeria’s team is stronger than their opponents, suggesting that Cote d’Ivoire reached the final due to fortunate circumstances rather than skill.

Odegbami was part of the team that secured Nigeria’s inaugural AFCON title in 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria.


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