Bala Ali

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Bala Ali
Personal information
Full name Bala Ali
Date of birth 1968
Place of birth Nigeria
Date of death ?
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Panachaiki 16 (1)
National team
1981–1989 Nigeria 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Baba Ali (1968 – ?)[1] was a footballer who played as a winger for clubs in Nigeria and Greece.

Club career[edit]

In 1991, Ali joined Greek Superleague side Panachaiki F.C. for one season appearing in 16 league matches for the club.[2]

International career[edit]

Ali made several appearances for the Nigeria national football team. He scored on his debut, a friendly against Upper Volta in 1981.[3] He also played for Nigeria at the 1984 African Cup of Nations finals, helping the squad to a runners-up finish.[4]

He played in a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Angola.[5] His teammate, Samuel Okwaraji died during the match.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Okwaraji: Fashola leads Lagos, Ex-Eagles to stadium". Vanguard Online. August 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (11 May 2005). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ Solaja, Kunle (10 February 2011). "Ehiosun is 58th scoring debutant". 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1984 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ Morrison, Neil (2 February 2005). "International Matches 1998 - Intercontinental". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. 

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