Breaking : Former Super Eagles Player is Dead

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, a former Green Eagles striker, died at the age of 65 in his Lamest, Redonda Beach home in California.

Thompson Usiyan

About 12:15 p.m., a family member of called Sokonnect to confirm the death, which occurred six hours ago in US time.

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However, as of press time, details about his death were still sketchy.

Usiyan rose to prominence with the then-Midwestern State academicals before being invited to the senior national team, as previously reported.


Usiyen was the Green Eagles’ leading goal scorer until he left for further studies in America. His departure left a significant void in the national team.

Dr. Felix Owolabi, one of his senior national team teammates at the time, expressed shock at Usiyen’s death, saying it was a huge loss to the ex-family. player’s

“We just lost Segun Adeleke in America two weeks ago, and now it’s Usiyen. I pray that God gives his family the strength to bear this unrecoverable loss.

“In the attack, Usiyen was a joy to watch. His contributions are not easily forgotten. His departure for the United States at the time left a significant void in the team. We would have struggled to win the Nations Cup in 1980 if it hadn’t been for coach Father Tiko’s ingenuity in converting Segun Odegbami into a striker,” he claimed.

Thompson died on Tuesday August 31, at Age 65.

His Biography will be updated soon




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