An autopsy has been ordered following the death of former Nigeria goalkeeper John Felagha in Senegal at the age of 26.
Felagha, a goalkeeper-coach at the Doha-owned football academy, died on 31 August. But there is currently no explanation for his sudden death.
Aspire Academy have now told BBC Sport Africa that he was found on the floor of his room. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts administered on him failed and he was pronounced dead on the spot.
“His teammates found him on the floor of his room,” said Sam Ahmedu, director of the academy in Nigeria.
“He collapsed and so it could be related to heart issues. But we are waiting for the autopsy result,” (BBC)