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Akeem Omolade Oluwuashegun – Popular Nigerian footballer dies in Italy

The former player died as a friend drove him to the hospital. He had been having trouble with his leg for a few days.

Akeem Omolade Oluwuashegun

Akeem Omolade Oluwuashegun dies in Italy

Akeem Omolade Oluwuashegun, who used to play for Treviso and Torino, has died. The Italian football community is saddened by his death. Oluwuashegun played for both of these clubs in Serie A. The Italian newspaper “Corriere Della Sera” says that the man, who was 39 and lived in Palermo, died there of an embolism. However, we won’t know for sure until we get the autopsy results back. The fact that his body had no visible injuries, as reported by the police, rules out the possibility that he died in a violent way.


Omolade has recently been complaining about pain in his leg. On June 3, 8, and 12, he went to the hospital to get help for it. But during those visits, the doctors didn’t find anything wrong with his health as a whole. But he had to go through more tests the day before yesterday. He asked a friend to drive him to the hospital, but as soon as he got in the car, he started feeling sick, and he died soon after.


Omolade became well-known in 2001, when the most extreme fans of the team he played for, Treviso, took down their banners and left the stadium in Terni to protest his signing. The next day, when the team played Genoa, all of the players and the coach ran onto the field with their faces painted black to show support for their teammates. After playing for Treviso, Torino, and Novara, the Nigerian went on to play for a number of less well-known Calcio teams between 2005 and 2017. He kept calling Palermo home right up until the day he died.

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