Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died today in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after suffering cardiac arrest.
Babalade died while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, in the afternoon.
According to Segun Babalade, first son of the deceased “my dad spoke with me couple of hours and I spoke with my uncle as well, knowing fully well he has being complaining of baby weakness. Yesterday was my birthday and we talked at length.” He averred via a phone conversation with shybellmedia.com.
However, all, Ajibade’s children lives in United States of America.
He is survived by a wife and three kids, who are all based in the US.
The hard-as-nails retired defender was a squad member of the Eagles that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.
He started his professional career at Stationery Stores of Lagos in 1990, before several stints at 3SC, helping the Oluyole Warriors reach the final of the CAF Champions in League in 1996.
He played professionally abroad at Ivoirian side, African Sports, Anyang LG Cheetahs (Korea), SK Sturm Graz (Austria) and Indian club Mohun Bagan AC.
On October 17, 2008 Babalade was named as manager of the Shooting Stars FC.