The ex-Super Eagles and Rayo Vallecano keeper has passed away in Spain where he had been terminally ill with cancer on Tuesday morning, according to Goal.com.
He was 48-years-old.
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare has died of cancer at the age of 48 on Tuesday morning in a hospital in Spain.
Agbonavbare played professionally for Rayo Vallecano between 1990 and 1996 while also representing Nigeria where he won the Africa Cup of Nations as a squad member in 1994.
He was also on the team that qualified and played Nigeria’s first ever World Cup at USA 94 where they reached the second round.
Rayo Vallecano announced the death on their website this morning and stated that the former goalkeeper died at the Prince of Asturias Hospital in Alcala de Henares.
The club had recently tried to raise funds for his treatment when it became known that he was suffering from terminal illness.
Agbonavbare is survived by three sons.