Nigeria’s Former U17 Goal Keeper Dies At 26


Former National U17 and U20 goal keeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26.

He died in Senegal on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation on its Twitter page on Monday.

The 26-year-old was Golden Eaglets shot stopper at the 2009 U-17 FIFA World Cup held in Nigeria.

NFF expressed condolence with the family of the late player.

The tweet reads, “Former National U-17 and U-20 goalkeeper, John Felagha, has died.

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“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.”

The past weeks have been a tough one for the NFF as Abe’s demise itself is coming three months and 24 days after the death of a Member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Chidi Ofo Okenwa, and one-month-and-fortnight after the death of Board Member of the Nigeria Women Football League, Henrietta Ukaigwe.

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Tributes have been pouring in from all nooks and crannies; including from administrators, coaches, referees, league bodies and supporters of the game.


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