Nigerian Football Federation verified the shocking death of former youth international John Felagha who died in Senegal on Sunday, August 30.
John Felagha’s death is another great loss to Nigerian football fraternities considering the numbers of prominent people who have died this year.
The 26-year-old was said to have traveled to Senegal for holidays and was waiting for a flight back to Nigeria before his untimely death.
But the Nigerian Football Federation did not reveal the actual cause of John Felagha’s death while confirming his demise on their official social media page.
”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,” NFF explained.
Felagha was among the first set of Nigerians selected for the Aspire Footvall Dreams Project spending five years at the Academy where he excelled.
He was the second choice goalkeeper of the Golden Eaglets at the 2009 FIFA U 17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria where the team lost to Switzerland in the final at Abuja.
Felagha was also in the Flying Eagles team at the Africa Youth Championship and the FIFA U 20 World Cup in 2011.