Former Nigerian goalkeeper Raymond King dies at 52


Former Nigerian youth goalkeeper, Raymond King has been announced dead at the age of 52.

According to Complete Sports, Raymond King passed away on New Year’s day at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

His former teammate, Tajudeen Disu who spoke to the newspaper said the former goalkeeper died after a brief illness. He crisscrossed hospitals in Ogun state before he was brought down to Lagos after his condition failed to improve. He passed away at LASUTH before he could be properly admitted for commencement of treatment over lack of electricity and fuel.

Raymond King was part of the Flying Eagles squad in 1979/80 and also played club football for Shooting stars of Ibadan, and the defunct Abiola Babes of Abeokuta, where he won the 1987 FA cup title.

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