Dare Mourns Sule Kekere, Baleria

March 02 17:56 2020

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr .Sunday Dare, has expressed deep shock and sadness on the deaths of two ex  Nigerian Internationals Sule Kekere who died in Jos last Thursday and Kabiru Baleria who died in Kano on Tuesday.
 Dare said, “I received the news of the deaths of two former Nigerian Internationals Sule Kekere of the Green Eagles and Highlander  of Jos fame  and Kabiru Baleria of the Flying Eagles fame with a heavy heart. 
“The news of their deaths came as a rude shock to me and other Nigerians. I’m most shocked by Kekere’s death because I knew of his fame and football prowess while growing up in Jos.
“He was one of the greatest players of his generation. Baleria was a prominent member of the Golden Eaglets and later the Flying Eagles where he also served as Assistant Coach.
“My heart goes out to their families, friends and Nigerians in general. Their deaths is a huge loss to their families and the entire football fraternity. Although they have gone to rest with their maker, their place is assured in the history of Nigerian Football. May their souls rest in perfect peace.”
Kekere played for Highlanders which metamorphosed to Mighty Jets of Jos  in the  60s and 70s while Baleria was a member of the  Eaglets and Flying Eagles. He played for El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri alongside Salisu Yusuf. He also played for Jigawa Golden Stars and Kano Pillars.

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