Elizabeth Johnson, the goalie for Sunshine Queens FC of Akure, died just hours after training with the squad.
After a brief illness, the Kogi-born goalkeeper died on Saturday, March 19, in Akure, Ondo State.
Femi Atolagbe, the club’s head of Media and Publicity, issued a statement announcing her death.
The goalie, who was “in good health” and practiced with the squad on Friday, died after complaining of fever and dizziness, according to the statement.
“Very heartbreaking, Sunshine Queens lost one of it’s Goal Keepers, Elizabeth Johnson (Janded) to the cold hands of death moments ago.
“Johnson who was hale and heathy 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.”