Justice Christopher: former Super Eagles player, slumps, dies in Jos

It was gathered that the former international midfielder slumped in his hotel located at Gwolshe, off Tudunwada Ring Road, Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday, March 9.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the doctors.

According to reports, the deceased had been battling high blood pressure, however, he showed no sign of health challenge when he was seen in the company of his friends on Tuesday, March 8.


His remains have been deposited at the Plateau Specialists hospital.


Born on 25th December 1983, Justice Christopher hit it off in sports as a hockey player in Plateau State.

He later switched to football and started his playing career with Delta Stars of Warri, before moving to Elkanemi of Maiduguri.

It did not take long before he was noticed by Col. Abdulmumini Aminu, who then detailed Kelechi Okoye, former Nigerian International to bring the talented defensive midfielder to his club, Katsina United.


While playing for Katsina United, his career blossomed. He was called to the Under 20 National Team. He later captained the team and showed real leadership. From the Under 20 Team he was invited to the Super Eagles where he became one of Nigeria’s most dependable defenders.

The player later laced his boots for Bendel Insurance of Benin and Sharks of Port Harcourt before jetting out to Europe. He played for Royal Antwerp of Belgium, Levski Sofia of Bulgaria and FC Malmo of Sweden.


The knee injury he sustained while playing in Europe brought his glorious football career to a sad end.

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