Ex-Eaglets, Peter Ogaba dies after a brief illness

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

Ex-Golden Eaglet, Mr. Peter Ogaba has passed on at the age of 42.

A statement issued on Friday by the Assistant Director of Media in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Ademola Olajire said the late footballer and coach died of complications from an undisclosed ailment on early Friday morning.

During his active playing days, Ogaba also played for the Flying Eagles (the nation’s cadet U-21 national team).

To his credit, he was the youngest player at the U17 World Cup in Canada, 1987 and during the U20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia, 1989, was said to have died this morning after a brief illness.

He was also the coach of Lobi Stars, between 2006 and 2009.

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