Following the news that the ex-Levski Sofia player has died, the Nigerian football world is in grief.
Justice Christopher, a former Super Eagles player, has reportedly died. Christopher died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a hotel in Jos, according to renowned Nigerian journalist Andrew Randa.
Despite the lack of information about the reason or cause of death, Nigerians have expressed their condolences to the family on social media.
Christopher has been largely unknown since his retirement from the sport in 2012 when he left Nasarawa United.
In 2020, he was robbed and brutally assaulted by armed individuals, and it was the last time he appeared in the news.
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.
Former @NGSuperEagles midfielder Justice Christopher passed away early this morning at his hotel in Jos.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/vv1IDbc4D4
— Andrew Randa (@RandaAndrew) March 9, 2022
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