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9 YEARS AFTER, Police Revealed How Nigerian Football Star Was Killed Mysteriously Few Days To His Wedding While Playing In Greece

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Olubayo Adefemi was a Nigerian international who died shockingly died in 2011. The 25-year-old, who played for Skoda Xanthi died in a car accident. According to report, he lost control of his car on the Egnatia motorway before the crash.

Adefemi was driving from Xanthi to Salonika in the Kavala region of northern Greece. The former Rapid Bucharest player was on his way to Nigeria to finalize details of his wedding when the accident happened, police said.


More revelations have now emerged about the passing way of Adefemi from the police.

The Super League and the entire Greek football family would like to express its deepest condolences and sympathy for the family of Olubayo Adefemi who died tragically in a car accident,” league organizers said in a statement.

Adefemi’s Zambian team-mate and friend Chris Katongo says Xanthi players were in shock when they heard the news of the death of the popular player.

“It was a good day and all the players were laughing and joking when the manager came in and broke the news. Everyone is in shock,” Katongo told BBC Sport.

Even as I am speaking I am thinking it is a joke but it is true. I can’t believe this.

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“He was a good person, he likes to joke and likes to laugh. It is the reason why he got along with everyone and was well-liked.

“He was like a brother to me because we shared the same room during team camping. It is a big loss to me and the entire Xanthi team.”

Adefemi’s car skidded off the highway in Kavala in bad weather conditions before crashing into a barrier, killing him instantly.

For the past three of four days in that part of Greece the weather has been terrible and unfamiliar with the country,” Greek sports journalist Christos Sotirakopoulos told BBC Sport.

The road has been slippery with heavy rains and in some cases heavy snow which is quite unusual for Greece.”

Meanwhile, Skoda Xanthi will organize a friendly match in the memory of the Nigerian defender to raise funds to support his family.

“His team have already said that they will organize a game in his memory to send some money to his family in Africa,” Sotirakopoulos

Before his death on April 18, Adefemi played for 10 clubs between 2001 and 2011. Bendel Insurance, Delta Force, Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hakoah Ramat Gan, Hapoel Bnei Lod, Rapid Bucuresti, SC Rheindorf Altach, and Boulogne are clubs he played for in the past. Adefemi signed for Xanthi last summer and made 24 appearances for the club, scoring twice. He has also played five times for Nigeria.

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