Bello Musa Kofarmata: Former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars Striker Dies Aged 34

Bello Musa Kofarmata: Former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars Striker Dies Aged 34

  • The death of former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars forward Bello Musa Kofarmata has been announced
  • Kofarmata died on Wednesday morning, November 2, in Kano after reportedly being down with illness
  • Bello was a legend as far as the Nigerian League is concerned, with the late striker winning the NPFL title 3 times

Nigerian football fraternities have been thrown into mourning, following the untimely death of former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars striker Bello Musa Kofarmata.

Years back, Kofarmata was one of the best strikers in the Nigerian League considering his performances while at Kano Pillars and Heartland FC.

Bello Musa Kofarmata, Kano Pillars, Heartland, Super Eagles
Bello Musa Kofarmata challenges Egyptian Ahmed Samir Farag of Al-Ismaily of Egypt. Photo: Khaled Desouki.
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According to the report on Pulse, the 34-year-old died on Wednesday morning, November 2, after brief period of illness at his residence in Kano State.

He is expected to be buried according to Islamic rites.

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When did Bello start playing?

Bello began his football career at Kano Buffalo in 2007 before joining city rivals and former NPFL champions Kano Pillars, where he won the league title in the 2007/2008 season.

He spent three years with the Sai Masu Gida before he moved to Heartland of Owerri in 2010, and played in the CAF Champions League with the Naze Millionaires.

Kofarmata returned to Kano Pillars in 2012 and won the league title again twice under former coach Baba Ganaru.

Bello only played one game for the Super Eagles, which was in 2010 during the 5-2 win over DR Congo in an international friendly.

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