BREAKING NEWS: Peter Rufai slumps, hospitalised

Doctors say Peter Rufai has made remarkable progress and only needs rest to fully recover

Former Nigerian international, Peter Rufai, on Tuesday night slumped in his office in Lagos, TV journalist, Kayode Tijani, is reporting.

The report says the retired goalkeeper was rushed to Toki Hospital, off Adeniran Ogunsanya, after he suddenly collapsed.

“I just got a call now from Bruce who is the younger brother of soccer icon Peter Rufai,” Mr. Tijani posted on his Facebook page.

He further quoted Bruce as saying, “Kayode, just to let you know we have a situation on our hands.your friend, my brother Peter Rufai yesterday night just suddenly slumped at the office.

“We rushed him to Toki Hospital off Adeniran Ogunsanya where he is now. The doctors are doing everything possible though he’s not really come around yet and they don’t know yet what the real cause of the slump is.

“He’s been taking the death of our 78-year-old mum badly since last week. We are really praying here for his health.”

Peter Rufai, 49, who played for Nigeria between 1983 and 1998, returned to the country from his base in Europe to start a youth sports development programme. He had 65 international caps for the Eagles, according to his Wikipedia entry.

His mother, Christiana, died last week, leaving him devastated.


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  • Dodo Mayana, please don’t go. We still love you and still need you around. Remember. We were together in Calabar two weeks ago. We want you to visit us again. God will grant you quick recovery. Amen.

  • Nuhu Ibrahim

    Wish Allah S.W.T. to grant Rufa’i quick recovery.