Former Super Eagles striker dies at 34 ‣ Star Potter

Former Super Eagles striker dies at 34 ‣ Star Potter

Bello Musa Kofarmata, a former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars attacker, is dead.

According to reports, Musa died late on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at his hometown in Kano after a short illness. He was 34.

The deceased will be buried later today, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at his family home in Kofarmata, Kano State, in accordance with Islamic rites.

Kofarmata started his football career in 2007 with Buffalo FC of Kano. In the same year, he joined Kano Pillars. In 2010, he moved to Heartland FC from Owerri and returned to Kano Pillars in 2012 and later switched to Elkanemi Warriors from Maiduguri.

He struck a deal with IK Start from Norway, after a wave of trials with the team. With Kano Pillars, he won the Nigerian Premier League for 2007-08 and was the top scorer with 11 goals.

In August 2008, Kofarmata was on trial in Austria’s LASK and played one friendly match. The forward returned from Europe to Pillars at the start of the 2008 season.

He joined Heartland in January 2010 for a fee of N5 million. After two and a half years, he left Heartland and signed with his lifelong club, Kano Pillars.

The late Kofarmata was part of Nigeria’s contingent to the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada. He made his Super Eagles debut in March 2010, as a substitute in a 5-2 friendly against DR Congo in Abuja.

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