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Former Nigerian footballer Philip Osondu dies at 48

Former Nigerian footballer, Philip Osondu has died from a yet to be known ailment few hours after he visited the hospital for a checkup.

Philip Osondu was a talented soccer star in Nigeria and he was regarded as the star boy of Nigeria’s Under-17 Golden Eaglets’ exploit in Canada in 1987.

Thenationonline confirmed his death in a new report stating that he died in Belgium after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.

He 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 best player of the tournament

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