Former Nigerian National Team Goalkeeper Dies

Former Nigeria Golden Eaglet and Flying Eagles goalkeeper John Felagha has died.

According to a post on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, the 26-year-old Felagha died this morning in Senegal.

The NFF posted on their Twitter handle

He was said to have been in holiday and was preparing to return to Nigeria before he met his death. The cause of his death is yet unknown.

Felagha started out at the Aspire Football Dreams Project spending five years at the Academy.

He was the second choice goalkeeper of the Golden Eaglets at the 2009 FIFA U 17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria.

Felagha was also part of the Flying Eagles team at the Africa Youth Championship and the FIFA U 20 World Cup in 2011.

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