Akeem Omolade, a former Nigeria striker, was discovered dead inside his vehicle in Palermo, Italy.
According to Goal, the 39-year-old, who spent his whole career in Italy, was discovered dead in a Peugeot automobile on Monday.
He was discovered dead in his car days after complaining of leg pain.
The Kaduna-born footballer is claimed to have moved to Italy when he was 17 years old, joining Treviso and making his professional debut in Serie B with them. After that, he joined Torino, where he made his Serie A debut.
Following his departure from Torino, he went on to play in Italian football’s lower leagues. He went to Sicily in 2011 to join Mazara. Before returning to Mazara in 2013, he played for Ribera 1954 in Serie D in 2012.
“President Urbano Cairo and all of Torino Football Club deeply sympathize in the Omolade family’s grief at the demise of our former player Akeem Omolade,” Torino announced in a statement.
“Signed from Treviso, he began his career with the youth team before moving up to the first team, making his Serie A debut against Inter Milan on February 2, 2003.”
“The entire Torino family expresses its heartfelt condolences to his loved ones, parents, and numerous friends.”