JUST IN: Sadness as Former Nigeria Goalkeeper Dies 'at 30', Jose Peseiro, Others Mourn

JUST IN: Sadness as Former Nigeria Goalkeeper Dies 'at 30', Jose Peseiro, Others Mourn

  • A former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni has died of one of the most dreaded diseases of the 20th century, cancer
  • Legit.ng reports that Aluko-Olaseni passed away after an eight-year battle with the disease
  • Reacting to the sad news, the NFF in a post via its X account, on Saturday, March 2, expressed sadness over the death of the former shot-stopper

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FCT, Abuja - A former goalkeeper of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni, has died.

Aluko-Olaseni’s death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday night, March 2, via its official X (formerly Twitter) handle.

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Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni is no more. Photo credit: @thenff
Source: Twitter

The former Nigerian international died of cancer.

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The NFF tweeted:

We are sad to hear of the passing of former @NGSuper_Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Peseiro, others mourn Aluko

Reacting to the news of Aluko's death, former Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro, sent his prayers via his known X handle. He used an emoji which symbolises prayer.

Another social media user, @DarioSchne57434, tweeted:

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones. Rest in peace.

Joseph Gbagir commented on X:

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Bidemi Aluko’s battle with cancer

Back in 2019, Bidemi Aluko courageously revealed her battle with breast cancer, diagnosed in 2017, while playing for Rivers Angels, per a report by TVC News.

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She sought financial assistance for treatment and battled the illness but has now succumbed to death reportedly aged 30.

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Ifeanyi Chiejine, former Super Falcons star, dies

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the NFF announced the shocking demise of former Super Falcons forward Ifeanyi Chiejine who died after a brief illness.

During Chiejine's active playing days, she captained the first set of the U19 national women's team to the first U-19 (now U-20) FIFA world cup in 2002.

Source: Legit.ng

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