The death of former Golden Eaglets star Peter Ogaba have been announced, exactly one week after the remains of former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, was laid to rest in his hometown of Ilah in Delta State.
Ogaba, who 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 at the age of 42, in Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja, after a brief illness.
Although the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed, sources reveal the illness started on Wednesday, August 3.
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has expressed sadness over the sudden death of the former player:
In tribute to the former player, the NFF wrote:
“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. Ogaba made Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets team at the age of 13 before playing for a professional club.”
Before his death, Peter Ogaba was the coach of Abuja based City Strikers.
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 with which he played in the 1993/1994 season.
May his soul rest in peace
More details to come later…