Former Super Eagle Thompson Oliha Passes Away At 44
Published: June 30, 2013
Former Super Eagle Thompson Oliha Passes Away At 44Former Nigeria international Thompson Oliha died on Sunday, June 30 in Ilorin, Kwara State after a brief illness.

Oliha, who lost his life at the age of 44, defended the colors of Nigeria at the USA 1994 World Cup and was part of the squad which won the African Cup of Nations in the same year.

''Nothing was wrong with my brother yesterday (Saturday). He even led his team to a football game yesterday and he was alright and lively.

''But like 4.00am this morning (Sunday) he complained of slight headache and he was rushed to the hospital from where he died,'' a family source told

Thompson Oliha represented domestic clubs Iwuanyanwu Nationale and Bendel Insurance before joining Ivorians Africa Sports.

Before the midfielder retired at the age of 27 due to a knee complaint, he played for Antalyaspor (Turkey) and Maccabi Ironi Ashdod FC (Israel)
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