Posted by News Express | 16 October 2012 | 3,992 times
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peter Rufai is battling for his life after slumping last night in his Lagos office, South-West Nigeria. He was said to have been devastated by the death, last week, of his 78 years old mother.
Rufai’s younger brother Bruce said this morning that the legendary goalie has yet to be revived and needs prayers.
“We have a situation in our hands,” Bruce said in a frantic phone call to Rufia’s friend,sports journalist Kayode Tijani. “My brother Peter Rufai yesterday night just suddenly slumped at the office. We rushed him to Toki Hospital off Adeniran Ogunsanya where he is now. The doctors are doing everything possible though he’s not really come around yet and they don’t know yet what the real cause of the slump is. He’s been taking the death of our 78-year-old Mum badly since last week. We are really praying here for his health,” Bruce added.
Reacting to the news, Tijani said: “Please everyone Pray for PETER RUFAI.”
News Express reports that Peter Rufai (shown in photo), fondly called Dodo Mayana, one of Nigeria’s greatest goalkeepers ever, returned home after his retirement to go into sports management and consultancy. He runs the Lagos-based Staruf Sports Development and is a key player in grooming budding football stars.
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