Nigerian Former Goal Keeper Confirmed Dead At 26

A former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, John Felagha, is dead.


He died in Senegal on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation.

He was aged 26.

NFF expressed condolence with the family of the late player in a tweet on Monday.

The football federation tweeted, “Former National U17 and U20 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.”

Felagha was a member of the Golden Eaglets squad who won silver at the 2009 U-17 World Cup held in Nigeria.

He was also a part of Nigeria’s team to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World cup and the 2013 Africa Youth Championship.

The late footballer joined the Belgian side KAC Eupen in 2013.

Felagha was a coach at Aspire Academy until his death.

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