Manga Mohammed, former Nigeria U-17 player, dies at age of 42

Manga Mohammed, former Nigeria U-17 player, dies at age of 42

Manga Mohammed, Nigeria's U-17 pacy forward at the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup, has died at the age of 42.

Mohammed, who also went on to play for the senior teams, passed on Friday, September 27, according to report on Brila FM and confirmed in a tweet by his former club Gombe United.

Born on March 30, 1977, the pacy forward was part of the triumphant 1993 Golden Eaglet team led by Kanu Nwankwo and Wilson Oruma, that went on to win the FIFA U-17 trophy for the second time in Japan.

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However, details of his death still remain unknown as at the time of this report.

Nigeria beat African neighbours Ghana in the final 2-1 as Oruma and Anosike's goals handed Golden Eaglets the title.

Oruma finished the tournament with six goals, one better than Kanu and Anosike who scored five goals.

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Mohammed's death comes just hours after Junior Duru, Nigerian football star, was reportedly killed during a shootout between rival cult groups at Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state.

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His elder brother and Lobi Stars player Ebube Duru has reacted to his death, saying it was painful learning about his brother's demise.

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