Former Flying Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, John Felagha, has died aged 26.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), in an announcement on Twitter on Monday, said Felagha died in Senegal on Sunday.
The football federation tweeted, “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.”
Felagha was part of the Nigerian squad in the 2009 U17 Fifa World Cup held in Nigeria. He was expected to pick a starting shirt with the side managed, then, by John Obuh but he fell into third in the pecking order for goalkeepers.
In 2013, he was part of Nigeria’s squad to 2013 U-20 Fifa World Cup in Turkey. He, however, failed to play a single game
He joined Belgian side KAC Eupen in 2013. Felagha has since kept a low profile after a short stint in Belgium and was unattached at the time of his death.