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John Felagha, ex- Nigerian youth international dies at age 26.

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Nigerian Football Federation have confirmed the shocking demise of former youth international John Felagha who died in Senegal on Sunday, August 30.

John Felagha’s death is another great loss to Nigerian football fraternities considering the numbers of prominent people who have died this year. The 26-year-old was said to have traveled to Senegal for holidays and was waiting for a flight back to Nigeria before his untimely death. But the Nigerian Football Federation did not reveal the actual cause of John Felagha’s death while confirming his demise on their official social media page. ”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,” NFF explained. Felagha was among the first set of Nigerians selected for the Aspire Footvall Dreams Project spending five years at the Academy where he excelled.

He was the second choice goalkeeper of the Golden Eaglets at the 2009 FIFA U 17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria where the team lost to Switzerland in the final at Abuja. Felagha was also in the Flying Eagles team at the Africa Youth Championship and the FIFA U 20 World Cup in 2011. Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian football world were thrown into mourning after the NFF confirmed the death of one of their top officials Abe Tolulope. Until his death which was announced on Saturday, August 29th, the 48-year-old analyst was the head of NFF’s IT/ICT Unit. According to reports, he was said to have died from complications arising from the surgery he previously had.

The country’s football governing body said on their official handle: “We @TheNFF are devastated to announce the passing on of our Head of ICT, Mr. Tolulope Abelola on the evening of Saturday, 29th August 2020.

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Liverpool comes from 1 goal behind to beat Sheffield United.

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Liverpool came from one goal down to beat stubborn Sheffield United 2-1 and stretch their unbeaten run at Anfield to 61 games.

The victory also saw the Reds bounce back to winning ways having dropped points in their Merseyside Derby against Everton at the Goodison Park last weekend. They also lost one of their key players Virgil van Dijk to a long injury lay off and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Sander Berge shot the visitors ahead just after 13 minutes of action from the spot-kick after Fabinho was said to have fouled Oliver McBurnie just at the edge of the box. Liverpool’s Diogo Jota heading his side ahead over Sheffield United at Anfield. Photo by Peter Byrne – Pool And after the Video Assistant Referee review, the away team was given a penalty which resulted in them taking the lead before the quarter-hour mark.

Chris Wilder’s men were unable to hold on to their lead beyond the 41st minute after tapping into the net from close range. The Brazilian superstar benefited from a poor save by Aaron Ramsdale after Sadio Mane tried heading home an equaliser four minutes before half time. Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool the lead for the first time in the 63rd minute but his goal was chopped off for offside.

However, one minute later, Diogo Jota headed the Reds ahead after towering to meet Mane’s cross from the left flank

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