Just In: Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Dies At 48

Just In: Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Dies At 48

Just In: Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Dies At 48

Philip Osondu, who was the star boy of Nigeria’s Under-17 Golden Eaglets’ exploit in Canada in 1987, is dead.

He reportedly died in Belgium at the age of 48 after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.

According to the Nation, Osondu was said to have felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died.

Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria but never reached the first team.

In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada. Nigeria reached the final but then lost on penalties to the Soviet Union.

He got the World Cup Golden Ball as the best player in the tournament.

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