Best Ogedegbe Nigeria football goalkeeper

Best Ogedegbe Nigeria football goalkeeper

Best Ogedegbe (3 September 1954 – 28 September 2009) was a Nigerian football goalkeeper.

CAREER

He played with Shooting Stars F.C. most of his career, and was the goalkeeper when Shooting Stars won Nigeria’s first continental trophy, the African Cup Winners Cup in 1976.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Ogedegbe played for the Nigeria national football team (then known as the “Green Eagles”) when they won the 1980 African Cup of Nations. He also represented Nigeria at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

COACHING CAREER

Ogedegbe was an assistant coach during the 2008–09 season for the Dolphins F.C.. He was also a former assistant with Wikki Tourists and the 2008 Summer Olympics silver medalist team.

DEATH

He died, aged 55 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan on 28 September 2009. He had undergone eye surgery the previous week, but had lapsed into a coma following complications from the operation.

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