The Golden Ball winner at the 1987 U17 World Cup, Philip Osondu, has passed away.
Osondu 48, died in Belgium after a brief illness, it was gathered
Goal reports that the former Nigeria wonderkid felt ill and visited the hospital to be examined.
The demise of Osondu has elicited varying comments across social media with ex-teammates and fans alike expressing sadness over the death ex-football star.
One of Osondu’s former national team colleague, Mutiu Adepoju, said he was shattered by news of the death.
Philip Osondu was my teammate at Saudi 89 FIFA U20 World Cup, where we helped Nigeria finish in second position. So shattered about the news of his passing. Dear Lord, do grant him eternal rest and console his family #RipOsondu pic.twitter.com/Mkgw6mTnPg
— Mutiu Adepoju…