Former Nigeria’s football star of the 1987 Golden Eaglets, Philip Osondu has reportedly passed away.
Eye9ja reports that Philip Osondu passed away at the age of 48.
As to the cause of his death which is still unknown, Philip Osondu was reported to have literally walked himself to a hospital in Belgium where he lived and worked.
“According to reports from reliable sources, Osondu was said to hFormer Nigerian Football Star, Philip Osondu Dies, Cause Of Death: What Happened?ave felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died,” the sources said while pointing out the possible cause of his death.
Recall that Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team.
In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada.
Nigeria reached the final, but then lost on penalties to the Soviet Union. Osondu also got the World Cup Golden Ball as best player of the tournament.