NFF mourns ex-Super Eagles midfielder Christopher

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mourned with the family of midfielder Justice Christopher, a former Super Eagles player, who passed away yesterday, March 9, 2022, at the age of 40.

The NFF in its message described the death of the former Nasarawa United player as heart-breaking and devastating.

“We are devastated to hear of the sudden passing away of former Super Eagles midfielder Justice Christopher early on Wednesday morning.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and football community in Nigeria. May his soul Rest In Peace,” NFF said.

Christopher hails from Jos and started his professional career in 1999 with Katsina United before he moved to play for Sharks that is now the present-day Rivers United Football Club in 2000, The Trumpet gathered.

Read Also: House of Reps invite stakeholders for solution to aviation fuel scarcity crisis
Having played domestic football, the deceased former Super Eagle moved across the shores of the country to ply his trade in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2001, where he made 14 appearances including a goal to his record.

The late Christopher also had spells with Levski Sofia (Bulgaria), Trelleborgs FF (Sweden), Alania Vladikavkaz (Russia) and Herfølge BK (Denmark).

Christopher made 11 appearances for the Nigeria national team and played in all three games before Nigeria crashed out of the FIFA 2002 World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.