Bello Musa Kofarmata, a former Super Eagles and Kano Pillars striker, has reportedly died at the age of 34, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports..
According to Oyo Sports News been monitored by Abbeylivenetwork, the former Nigerian international died late Tuesday, November 1, in Kano, Nigeria, following a brief illness.
In accordance with Islamic customs, the deceased will be buried later today (Wednesday).
Kofarmata began his football career with Kano’s Buffalo F.C. in 2007. In the same year, he joined Kano Pillars. He left Kano Pillars in 2010 to join Owerri’s Heartland FC, then moved to Maiduguri’s Elkanemi Warriors in 2012. He then went back to Kano Pillars.
Following a series of trials with the squad, he signed a contract with IK Start of Norway. He won the Nigerian Premier League with Kano Pillars in 2007-08 and was the leading goalscorer with 11 goals.
Kofarmata was on trial with Austria’s LASK in August 2008 and played one friendly game. The forward returned to Pillars from Europe at the start of the 2008 season. He joined Heartland for N5 million in January 2010. He left Heartland after two and a half years and signed with his lifelong club, Kano Pillars.
The late Kofarmata was a member of Nigeria’s delegation to the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada. In March 2010, he made his Super Eagles debut as a replacement in the 5-2 friendly match win over DR Congo in Abuja.