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.
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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.