The football world is hit by another high-profile death following the sad passing of former Super Eagles midfielder, Justice Christopher. who represented Nigeria at the 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup.
PleateuReports confirm the news of his passing in a phone call with his younger brother Nanle Christopher who stated the sad incident that his brother died of cardiac arrest, having slumped and died early Wednesday morning with no sign of sickness or illness.
Justice Christopher was the captain of the Nigeria U20 national team, the Flying Eagles, to the 2001 Africa Youth Championship in Egypt. The team was coached by the late Stephen Keshi.
After his debut for the Super Eagles in the year 2002 at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he also had an Africa Cup of Nations Appearance and a World Cup appearance for Nigeria, all in 2002.
The 40-year-old played professional football both in Nigeria and abroad, before retiring at Nassarawa United.
He began his senior career at Katsina United in 1999. Following spells at Sharks and Bendel Insurance, he moved to Belgium in 2001, when he signed for Royal Antwerp.
He also enjoyed spells with Levski Sofia in Bulgaria, Swedish club Trelleborgs FF, Alania Vladikavkaz in Russia and Herfølge BK in Denmark.
May his soul continue to rest in peace.