The 40-year-old made 11 appearances for the Nigerian national team, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Christopher played in all three of Nigeria’s games before the squad’s group-stage elimination.
We are devastated to hear of the sudden passing away of former @NGSuperEagles midfielder Justice Christopher early on Wednesday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and football community in Nigeria. May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BmbJU1x5PQ
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 9, 2022
🇳🇬 🕯 RIP to Former Super Eagles midfielder Justice Christopher who passed away early this morning at his hotel in Jos.
Condolences to his family and loved ones 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/tsQqjSoI1v
— Football Fans Tribe 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FansTribeHQ) March 9, 2022
As BBC noted, Christopher reportedly participated in a football game Tuesday afternoon and was found dead the following morning.
Christopher collapsed at the hotel he owned in Jos in Central Nigeria, and his body has been taken to the Plateau Specialists hospital, where an autopsy is expected to be carried out this week.He reportedly played a social game of football on Tuesday afternoon and was found dead on Wednesday morning, with no official cause of death given yet.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said in a statement it was “devastated” to learn of Christopher’s death.
Christopher captained Nigeria’s Under-20 team in 2001 and the midfielder went on to earn 11 senior caps for the Super Eagles.
He played at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and in all three group matches at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea later that year, where the West Africans finished bottom of a group containing Sweden, England and Argentina.
Business Day highlighted Christopher’s professional football career:
Christopher, who was born in Jos, started his professional career in Nigeria with Katsina United before moving over to Sharks of Port Harcourt and Bendel Insurance of Benin.
Christopher also spent a significant part of his playing career at Nasarawa United and retired in 2012.
The ex-Royal Antwerp of Belgium star died in his hotel in Jos, Plateau State.
As WeLoveTrump reported, ex-AFL player Dean Wallis recently suffered a heart attack and was rushed into “life-saving” surgery.
Justice Christopher’s death continues the disturbing trend of current and former athletes experiencing severe medical episodes.
Yet, the mainstream media refuses to connect the dots.