EX Nigerian Soccer Star Yomi Peters is dead


The death has been announced of former Stationery Stores player, and coach Yomi Peters. The 74-year-old Peters patriarch is said to have died on Wednesday after a short battle with gastric cancer. Peters gave up the ghost at the General Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos at 9.20am on Wednesday and his body has since been deposited in the mortuary.

Peters was earlier diagnosed of gastric tumour but after series of tests, it was discovered that he had gastric cancer. He had problems settling his bill at the General Hospital, until the Lagos State Government came to his rescue, with a promise to pay the bills incurred by the ex-Stores forward.

Peters played for NIgeria and Stores in the 1970s and became a household name in Lagos for his striking abilities and leadership qualities with the Adebajo Babes. He was feared for his aerial prowess and as a coach, helped Stores reach the final of the Africa Cup Winners Cup in the early 1980s.

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