BREAKING : Former Golden Eaglets Player, Philip Osondu, Is Dead
Former Golden Eaglets attacker , Philip Osondu , has died. He was aged 48 .
Sources in the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed Osondu ’ s death .
Also, Osondu ’s family friend , who is based in Belgium, Esther Nwachukwu , confirmed the Golden Eaglets player ’s death .
“ He went to work and felt unwell , went to the hospital and was confirmed dead on arrival,” she said .
While mourning the deceased, ex -Super Eagles international , Mutiu Adepoju , said he was shattered by Osondu ’ s death .
He said this via his Twitter handle , @MutiuAdepoju 8 , hours after Osundu was announced dead.
“ Osondu was my teammate at Saudi 89 FIFA U -20 World Cup, where we helped Nigeria finish in second position . ( I am) so shattered about the news of his passing . Dear lord, do grant him eternal rest and console his family, ” he tweeted .
Philip Osondu was my teammate at Saudi 89 FIFA U 20 World Cup , where we helped Nigeria finish in second position . So shattered about the news of his passing .
Dear Lord, do grant him eternal rest and console his family
# RipOsondu pic .twitter. com/Mkgw6 mTnPg
— Mutiu Adepoju (@ MutiuAdepoju 8 ) December 13 , 2019
In 1987 , Osondu participated in the FIFA U – 16 Championship in Canada , where Nigeria reached the final , but lost on penalties to the Soviet Union . However, the attacker emerged as the best player in the tournament .
He also participated in the FIFA U -20 competition in Saudi Arabia .
Osondu played for El Kanemi Warriors before RSC Anderlecht bought him to Belgium in 1988 .