John Felagha, a former Under-17 and Under-20 goalkeeper, has died in Senegal on Sunday.
His death was announced by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal.
“He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” the NFF tweeted.
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Felagha was the second-choice goalkeeper of the 2009 Golden Eaglets squad that won silver at the U-17 world cup after losing the final to Switzerland. He 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.