Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles player, Peter Ogaba is dead.
Ogaba died in Abuja after a brief illness.
He was age 42 and was the youngest player at the U17 and U20 World Cups in Canada (1987), and Saudi Arabia (1989).
According to his associate; “Peter Ogaba was found dead in his room this morning.”
His remains have been deposited at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja.
In a condolence statement, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, said; “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.
He was also the coach of Lobi Stars, between 2006 and 2009.