Ex-Eagles’ Justice Christopher dies aged 40 | Dailytrust

Ex-Eagles’ Justice Christopher dies aged 40

Former Nigerian midfielder, Justice Christopher, has died at the age of 40.

The former midfielder reportedly slumped in his hotel in Gwolshe, off Tudunwada Ring Road, Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday.

The deceased had reportedly been battling high blood pressure.

He was, however, full of life and showed no sign of health challenge when he was seen in the company of his friends on Tuesday.

His corpse has been deposited at the Plateau Specialists Hospital while an autopsy is expected to be carried out on it.

Born in Jos, Justice began his professional career at Katsina United before heading to Sharks and Bendel Insurance.

His impressive performances at the Nigeria Professional Football League outfit was noticed by Belgian side Royal Antwerp who signed him.

Two years later, he joined Levski Sofia for an undisclosed fee before going ahead to represent Trelleborg, Alania Vladikavkaz and Herfolge Boldklub. At the end of the 2006-07 season, he announced his retirement from the beautiful game.

In 2012, the midfielder announced his comeback and signed for NPFL side Nasarawa United.

On the international scene, Justice was captain of the Nigeria U20 team but was drafted into the senior national team squad where he played in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Mali.

He was also named in coach Adegboye Onigbinde’s squad for the 2002 World Cup.

At the global football showpiece, he featured in all games against Argentina, Sweden and England. Overall, he had featured in 11 international matches.

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