Ex-Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles goalkeeper Felagha dies in Senegal

Ex-Golden Eaglets goalkeeper John Felagha

Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles goalkeeper John Felagha has passed on, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced on Monday.

The football body said Felagha died in Senegal on Sunday. Cause of death was not stated.

“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 on Twitter.

Felagha was a member of the Golden Eaglets squad that finished runners-up at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria.

He also made the Flying Eagles squad that featured at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Super Eagles trio Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi and Shehu Abdullahi were part of the Flying Eagles squad at the 2013 U-20 World Cup.

Felagha joined Belgian club Eupen in 2012 in the second division during the 2012/2013 season following his move from Aspire Academy.