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BREAKING: Popular Nigerian Football Player Is Dead

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Popular Nigerian Football Player Is Dead.

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Onyxnewsng reports that a Green Eagles striker, Thompson Usiyan died in his Lamest, Redonda Beach home in California, USA on Tuesday, August 31 2021.

He died at the age of 65.

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Thompson Usiyan.

Details about his death were still sketchy as at the time of this publication.

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

Usiyen was the Green Eagles’ leading goal scorer until he left for further studies in America.

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His death left a significant void in the national team.

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

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

“In the attack, Usiyan 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 said.

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