TRAGEDY :DAYS AFTER COMPLAINING OF LEG PAINS , NIGERIAN FOOTBALLER AKEEM OMOLADE FOUND DEAD IN HIS CAR IN ITALY.
Nigerian footballer and former Torino striker Akeem Omolade 39 has been reportedly found dead in his car in Italy just days after complaining of leg pains.
According to Lindaikeji.com emergency services found him unresponsive in a Peugeot in Sicily’s capital Palermo on Monday,June 13. Initial examinations showed no obvious injuries.Omolade’s family said the ex- Kaduna born player had complained of leg pains days before . The Nigerian represented the Maroons in serie A ,Italy’s top flight between 2001-2003 ,making five appearances in total .Omolade also represented 11other clubs in the country including Treviso,Novara and Reggiana before his retirement in 3017.Torino said in a statement : ‘President Urbano Cairo and all of Torino foit all club sincerely share in the Omolade family’s grief at the passing of our former player Akeem Omolade .’Signed from Treviso ,he first played in our youth side and then for the first teem making a Serie A debut against Inter Milan on February 2, 2023.The entire Torino Family send it’s deepest sympathies to his loved ones ,his parents and his many friends’ ‘Omolade spoke out against racism after being targeted by a group of the clubs ‘Ultras’