Former Nigerian goalkeeper, John Felagha has died.
His death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation on Monday.
In a post on its official Twitter, the NFF said the “Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper John Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal.
“He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” the tweet read.
Though he was on the bench throughout the tournament as Nigeria won silver behind Switzerland, Felagha was a member of the 2009 Golden Eaglets squad.
He was also part of 2013 FIFA U-20 World cup but failed to play a single match in the tournament
He was said to be awaiting airlifting back to Nigeria on holidays before the unfortunate incident.