Ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha, dies at 26

John Felagha.
John Felagha.

Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha, has kicked the bucket after sustaining an injury.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed the sad news via its Twitter page on Monday.

The federation said the 26-year-old former Golden Eaglets shot-stopper at the 2009 U17 FIFA World Cup died in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, while on holiday.

It also expressed condolences to the bereaved family of the late footballer.

“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,” the NFF wrote.

Felagha also represented the nation at the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) and U20 FIFA World Cup two years later. He was the coach at Aspire Academy until his death.

He had a short spell with KAS Eupen, a Belgium second division side.

He is survived by sisters and uncles.


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