The Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF) announced that the former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper died in Senegal on Sunday, August 30. He was 26-year-old.
“Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal.
“He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Details of his death has not been revealed to the public, he was said to be awaiting airlifting back to Nigeria on holidays before the unfortunate incident.
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 later joined the Belgian side KAC Eupen in 2013 were he managed a few competitive appearances for the Jupiter League side.