Former Super falcons goalkeeper Aluko-Olaseni dies of cancer 

FORMER Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni, is dead.

The deceased, who was between the sticks for the Falcons between 2012 and 2013, passed away after battling cancer for eight years.

Confirming her death, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) posted the news via its ‘X’ handle on Saturday, March 2.


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“We are sad to hear of the passing of former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko-Olaseni after an eight-year battle with cancer,” the NFF wrote.

Earlier, a social media influencer; Ekiti Baby Governor TK @EkitiBabygov, made public the goalkeeper’s demise via his ‘X’ handle.

“Former Falconet goalkeeper, former Rivers Angel keeper, former Ekiti Babes Goalkeeper.

“Former Sunshine Queens goalkeeper, former Olgar Queens goalkeeper, FCT Babes Alumna, former Makbet Queens goalkeeper (is dead),” he wrote.






     

     

    The ICIR learnt that the late goalkeeper was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2017 while plying her trade with Rivers Angels in the Nigerian Women’s Premier League.

    Later, she was given the all-clear a year after undergoing treatment and a mastectomy.

    But two years after undergoing the treatment, she was diagnosed again with the same disease in January 2019. She thereafter underwent ten chemotherapy sessions.

    Aluko, who played for the Falconets, Rivers Angel, Ekiti Babes, Sunshine Queens, Olgar Queens, FCT Babes, and Makbet Queens, was aged 30.

     

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