Some football-loving Nigerians are rallying round to save the life of former Super Eagles defender Sunday Eboigbe. Eboigbe, nicknamed ‘The Destroyers’ in his playing days, is said to be suffering from stroke in Benin City, Edo State capital.
He made over 58 appearances for the national team, grabbing a silver medal with the then Green Eagles at 1984 African Nations Cup in Abidjan, where Nigeria lost to Cameroun. He also picked another silver medal with the national team at Maroc ’88, losing the gold a second time to the Lions of Cameroun.
Eboigbe remains a household name in Nigerian club football, having featured for prominent clubs including Bendel Insurance, New Nigeria Bank (NNB), Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Elkanemi Warriors and Abiola Babes between 1982 and 1993.
The towering 6.6 ft tall central defender became one of the toughest footballers in Nigeria history following his hard tackles. He won the Nigeria National division one league as well as two WAFU Cup titles with the defunct NNB of Benin in the 1980’s. He also won Nigeria professional league with Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri. (Text, photo by Guardian)