Just In: former flying eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha is dead

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced the death of a former flying eagle goalkeeper, John Felagha who passed away on Monday.

The news of the death of the 26-year old former U-20 goalkeeper was broke on the NFF official Twitter handle.

“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,” the NFF wrote.

According to the report, Felagha died on his holiday in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, however, the report never stated the cause of his death.

Felagha began his professional football career with the golden eagles side and later keep for the flying eagles in the 2015 U-20 world cup.

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He also represented Nigeria at the African Youth Championship in 2013.

The deceased had a short career history with a Belgium second dividion team, Kas Eupen before his career was cut short by injury.

He later became a coach at Aspire Academy until his death on Sunday.

The 26-year-old shot stopper is survived by parents, uncles and siblings.

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