Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday announced the death of a former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha.
NFF on their official Twitter handle @thenff confirmed the death of the 26-year-old junior international who died on Sunday in Senegal.
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.”
Though Felagha 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.
He was said to be awaiting airlifting back to Nigeria on holidays before the unfortunate incident.