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Published On: Sun, Jun 30th, 2013

Ex Eagles,Thompson Oliha Dies this Morning

Thompson Oliha


LAGOS JUNE 30TH (URHOBOTODAY) Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha is dead.
A member of the 1994 African Nations Cup winning squad died Sunday morning. Until his death, Oliha was one of the coaches at the Kwara State Football Academy in Ilorin.
He was aged 44.

Confirming his death, Bunmi Adedoyin, Kwara State Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) said that Oliha died in the early hours of today in a private hospital in Ilorin, adding, that he had been suffering from an undisclosed ailment.
Fred Edoreh, the Lagos state chairman of SWAN also confirmed the demise of the former Eagles midfielder.
He played for Bendel Insurance (1985-1987), Iwuanyanwu Nationale (1988-1991), Africa Sports (1992-1993), Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C. (1993-1994) and Antalyaspor (1994-1995).

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