Breaking News
Translate

Another Nigerian football player, Peter Ogaba is dead

As the nation celebrates the Dream Team’s 5-4 win over Japan at the ongoing Rio Olympics games, a mournful atmosphere has dented the joyful mood as Nigeria football’s Youth international, Peter Ogaba, is dead.

Ogaba, 42, died after a brief illness in Abuja.

Ogaba who was before his death, the youngest Nigerian player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Saudi Arabia in 1989 where Nigeria lost in the final to Portugal was also the youngest player to feature at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup at Canada ’87.

According to a condolence statement by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, “We are shocked to hear of the sad demise of former Junior Int’l Peter Ogaba. Ogaba was part of the Eaglets at Canada 87,” the NFF wrote.

During his active days, Ogaba played in KSC Lokeren in Belgium. He went on loan from Lokeren after sustaining a hamstring injury to Finland, FC Oulu, where he won the league.

Ogaba’s last known club was MSV Duisburg who he played for in the 1993/1994 season.

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.