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Super Eagles’ Peter Rufai slumps; needs our prayers

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai last night slumped in his
office in Lagos.

Local media report that, the retired goalkeeper was rushed to Toki Hospital,
off Adeniran Ogunsanya, after he suddenly collapsed.
“I just got a call now from Bruce who is the younger brother of soccer
icon Peter Rufai,” Mr. Tijani, a journalist
posted on his Facebook page.

He further quoted Bruce as saying, “Kayode, just to let you know we have
a situation on our hands…your friend, 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.”

49-year-old Peter Rufai played for Nigeria between 1983 and 1998, and
started a youth sports development programme following his return home from
Europe. He had 65 international caps for the Eagles.

The ex-international’s mother, Christiana, died last week, and that has
left him devastated.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: tireni.adabayo@kemifilani.ng

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