By Bunmi Ogunyale
World football governing body, FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday honour late former Super Eagles defender, Olubayo Adefemi after 10 years of the player’s demise in an accident in Greece.
The global body on Twitter recalled Olubayo Adefemi helped Nigeria win silver at the Under 20 World Cup and the Olympics – they were edged by Lionel Messi and Argentina
in both finals.
“10 years ago today Adefemi was on his way to finalise his wedding plans when he tragically died in a car accident,” FIFA tweeted.
In a similar vein, the Nigeria Football Federation also celebrated the departed Super Eagles defender. “Till memory fades & life departs, you live forever in our hearts. Rest on Soldier, rest on Olufemi Adebayo ( August 13, 1985- April 18, 2011).”
On 18 April 2011 Olubayo died in a car accident while driving on Egnatia Odos, near the city of Kavala, Greece.He was on his way to Nigeria in order to finalise details of his wedding.
Late Olubayo Adefemi starred for Flying Eagles, Olympic Eagles and the Super Eagles. He also played for a host of European clubs which include; Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hakoah Ramat Gan, Hapoel Bnei Lod, Rapid Bucureşti, Rheindorf Altach, Boulogne and Skoda Xanthi.