A Nigerian Women’s Football League (NWFL) goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson has been confirmed dead by her club, Sunshine Queens FC of Akure.
The club announced her death on Saturday.
In a release signed by the club’s head of Media and Publicity, Femi Atolagbe, it said the late Johnson died on Saturday after a brief illness.
The release added that the goalkeeper who was “hale and hearty” and trained with the team on Friday, died after complaining of fever and dizziness.
“Very heartbreaking, Sunshine Queens lost one of its GoalKeepers, Elizabeth Johnson (Janded) to the cold hands of death moments ago.
“Johnson who was hale and healthy trained with the team yesterday at the Ondo State Sports complex, Akure
“She earlier in the day complained of feeling feverish and dizzy. She was being taking to the hospital when she gave up the ghost on the way.
“Players, officials and management are still in shock.”
Elizabeth Johnson was a former Super Falcons and Bayelsa Queens goaltender.
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