An ex Flying Eagles goalkeeper, John Felagha, is reported to have passed on.
The sad news was shared by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on its Twitter page on Monday.
According to the information released by the Federation, the 26 year old former Golden Eaglets shot stopper had died in Saly, Senegal on Sunday, while on holiday.
The NFF also sends a consoling message to the bereaved family.
“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,”
Felagha had represented the nation at the 2013 Africa Youth Championship (AYC) and U20 FIFA World Cup two years later.