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Nigerian goalkeeper, John Felagha dies at 26

Former goalkeeper of Flying Eagles of Nigeria, John Felagha, has died at the age of 26. He died while on holidays in Senegal.

Felagha quit football three years ago due to serious ankle injury.

The Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF) announced that the former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper died in Senegal on Sunday, August 30. He was 26-year-old.

The NFF wrote:

“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.”

Details of his death has not been revealed to the public, he was said to be awaiting airlifting back to Nigeria on holidays before the unfortunate incident.

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.

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