Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha, has died.
Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper John Felagha has died at the age of 26. Felagha a member of the 2009 Golden Eaglets class passed away in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, while awaiting return to Nigeria on holidays.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) broke the sad news on its Twitter page on Monday.
“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.
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. pic.twitter.com/Zr5M8RjUWw
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 31, 2020
The 26-year old Felagha who was also a member of the Flying Eagles is described as an amiable person. Felagha also represented the nation at the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) and U20 FIFA World Cup two years later. He was among the first set of Nigerians selected for the Aspire Football Dreams Project and after five years at the Academy where he excelled, he played professional football at KAS Eupen in the Belgium Jupiter League
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.