Tragedy as former Nigerian star who played alongside Kanu dies at age of 42

Manga Mohammed

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.

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

Read the Tweet below: