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Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha dies at 26

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Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha, is dead. He died at the age of 26 years old.

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The death of the 26-year-old was announced by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in a tweet via its official Twitter account on Monday.

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According to the NFF, Felagha died in Senegal on Sunday while on holiday, even though the cause of his death wasn’t revealed.

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The tweet read, “Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper, John Felagha has died.

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“ Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal.

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“He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

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Prior to his death, Felagha was a former Golden Eaglets shot-stopper at the 2009 U17 FIFA World Cup held in Nigeria.

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He also represented the nation at the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) and U20 FIFA World Cup two years later.

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

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However, his football career was cut short by injury and he was the coach at Aspire Academy till he passed away.

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