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Former Super Eagles keeper dies

27 January 2015, 11:14

Lagos - 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 Nigerian under-20s at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship in Mexico.

Also read: NFF mourns former Golden Eaglets coach

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.

In his second season with the Madrid outskirts team Agbonavbare appeared in all 38 league games (3 332 minutes of action, 27 goals conceded, second-best in the competition) as the club finished second and returned to La Liga after two years of absence.

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