Former Nigeria skipper Austin Okocha and Wolves netminder Carl Ikeme have paid tribute to Muhammad Ali who died on Friday evening in Arizona,USA at the age of 74 after battling with Parkinson’s disease.
The three-time World Heavyweight Champion had been hospitalized for a respiratory issue on June 2 and it was thought he was in a fair condition, but was placed on life support the following day before he died.
Austin Okocha said in a statement on Twitter : “RIP the greatest..A Legend and simply the Best..”
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikeme commented : “R.I.P to my idol and the Greatest sportsman that ever lived. Ali ??.”
Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali will be buried in his hometown, Louisville.