Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha is dead at aged 26 as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) broke the sad news on its Twitter page on Monday.
The 26-year-old ex-Golden Eaglets shot stopper at the 2009 U17 FIFA World Cup held in Nigeria died in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, while on holiday.
“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,” the NFF wrote.
Felagha also represented the nation at the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) and U20 FIFA World Cup two years later.
He had a spell with KAS Eupen, a Belgium second division side.
His football career was cut short by injury and was the coach at Aspire Academy until his death.
He is survived by sisters and uncles.