Philip Osondu, former Golden Eaglet forward dies at 48

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.