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Former Super Eagles keeper, Agbonavbare, 48, dies


Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare has lost the battle to cancer, futaa.com reports.

He died aged 48 in Spain.

There were appeals for financial support last week that also saw Spanish sports publication, Marca, picked up on the appeals and ran a story on the AFCON 1994 winner.

According to report, the former Rayo Vallecano safe hands had also lost his wife to cancer few years ago.

Agbonavbare appeared with the Flying Eagles at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship in Mexico.

He also played for more than one decade with the Super Eagles, being selected for the 1994 African Cup of Nations and that year’s FIFA World Cup, backing up Peter Rufai on both occasions.

Agbonavbare played for New Nigeria Bank F.C. and BCC Lions FC at home. In 1990 he moved to Spain where he would spend the rest of his career, starting with Rayo Vallecano in Segunda División.


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