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Ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha dies at 26



A former U17 and U20 Nigerian international goalkeeper, John Felagha, has died in Senegal.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the announcement via its official Twitter account on Monday, August 31.

NFF said the 26-year-old former Flying Eagles shot stopper died in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, while on holiday. It also extended condolences to the family of the deceased goalkeeper.

“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.

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

Felagha is survived by sisters and uncles.

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