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Ex-Eaglets, Flying Eagles keeper Felagha dies in Senegal

Ex-Eaglets, Flying Eagles keeper Felagha dies in Senegal

John Felagha, a former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles goalkeeper,has died. Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports Mr Sunday Dare have announced the death of Felagha.

Felagha, a staff of Aspire Academy, died in Saly, Senegal  last month, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. The 26-year-old was the Eaglets’ second choice keeper as they reached the final of the U-17 World Cup in 2009.

He was also part of the U-20 team to the U-20 AFCON and World Cup thereafter. He played professionally for Belgian side KAS Eupen, but his career did not last long due to injury.The Director, Aspire Football Dreams (Nigeria), Col. Sam Ahmedu (retd.), said the late Felagha was preparing to return to Nigeria on holidays before he died. “John was an amiable guy and very much loved by all. He was among the first set of Nigerians selected for the Aspire Football Dreams project,” Ahmedu wrote on Facebook.

Felagha, according to the NFF, died while holidaying in Senegal although details of his death remain sketchy at the time of this report. The sad passing of John Felagha, ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper, came to us all as a rude shock. He was coaching future stars before his sudden demise. May God comfort his family & friends. The Bayelsa-born goalkeeper was second choice to Paul Dajuma at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey .