Former Super Eagles star, Thompson Oliha, is dead

Oliha who was born in October 1968 in Benin City, Nigeria, died in the early hours of today, Sunday 30th of June 2013.

Until his death, Oliha was one of the coaches at the Kwara State Football Academy in Ilorin.
Sam Elijah, former teammate and colleague at Kwara Academy, confirmed Oliha’s death.

A retired Nigerian midfielder, Oliha played for clubs in Africa and Europe during an injury-shortened career.
He played for Bendel Insurance (1985-1987), Iwuanyanwu Nationale (1988-1991), Africa Sports (1992-1993), Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C.(1993-1994) and Antalyaspor (1994-1995).

As a player, he was known for his powerful shots and abilities in the air. Oliha retired at the age of 27, as a result of a serious knee injury.

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