The football fraternity in Nigeria has been hit with another devastating news as the death of a former junior international, John Felagha, has now been confirmed.
John Felagha, a former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, has died.
He died in Senegal on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation on its Twitter page on Monday.
The 26-year-old was Golden Eaglets shot stopper at the 2009 U-17 FIFA World Cup held in Nigeria.
NFF expressed condolence with the family of the late player.
The tweet reads, “Former National U-17 and U-20 goalkeeper, John Felagha, has died.
“Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26. The federation expressed its condolences with the family of the late player.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Former National U17 and U20 goal keeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/Zr5M8RjUWw
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 31, 2020
Though he was on the bench throughout the tournament as Nigeria won silver behind Switzerland, Felagha was a member of the 2009 Golden Eaglets squad.
Felagha was also part of 2013 FIFA U-20 World cup but failed to play a single match in the tournament
He later joined the Belgian side KAC Eupen in 2013 were he managed a few competitive appearances for the Jupiter League side.
He was said to be awaiting airlifting back to Nigeria on holidays before the unfortunate incident.