BREAKING NEWS

Former Super Eagles star Justice Christopher is dead

The Nigerian football community is currently mourning following the news that the ex-Levski Sofia man has passed away.

Justice Christopher

Ex-Super Eagles star Justice Christopher has reportedly passed away. According to veteran Nigerian journalist Andrew Randa, Christopher died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at a hotel in Jos.

Although there are no details yet on the reason or cause of death, Nigerians have taken to social media to send their condolences to the family.

Christopher has been under the radar since he retired from football after leaving Nasarawa United in 2012.

The last time he was in the news was when he was robbed and physically assaulted by armed men in 2020.

Christopher made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles and was part of Nigeria's squad to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan.

His notable appearance came in the dead rubber group game against England at the Nagai Stadium, Osaka.

In an interview years after the game, Christopher claimed that his performance against the Three Lions was his best in a Super Eagles shirt.

At club level, the ex-Super Eagles midfielder had quite a journey. He started his career with Katsina United before playing for Sharks FC- now Rivers United- and Bendel Insurance.

Following his stint with the Benin based club, Christopher moved to Europe to sign for Royal Antwerp.

However, he had a short spell with the Belgian club, playing just 14 games and scoring one goal.

After leaving Antwerp, Christopher played in Bulgaria with Levski Sofia before short stints at Trelleborg, Alania Vladikavkaz and Herfølge.

He returned home after his time at Herfølge to sign for Nasarawa, which was his last club before retirement.

Christopher was 40 at the time of his death.

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