Former Nigerian international, Ebitimi Collins dead

Former Nigerian international, Ebitimi Collins dead



Former Flying Eagles defender, Ebitimi Collins has died at the age of 54.

It was gathered that Collins, who was nicknamed Barbwire by fans, slumped in the early hours of Wednesday close to his house in Ikorodu.

Collins’ younger brother, Fabian told Punch that the family would announce the burial of the former Stationery Stores star in due course.

“We will have to take his corpse down to our family house in Surulere. After then, we will announce the burial arrangements,” Fabian said.

A close family friend, Olabisi Olawepo added that, “Collins slumped and died around 5.30am on Wednesday.

“He had slept out but was coming home to pick up his hospital card because he had an appointment with his doctor when he slumped a few metres to his house.”

Collins started his career at Green Beret in the early 80s, before playing for Hoest of Otta and Concord of Abeokuta.

He joined Stores in the 90’s and went on to play for Enugu Rangers before returning to Stores, where he ended his playing career.

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