Sunshine Queens Football Club of Akure has announced the passing away of its goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson just hours after training with the first team squad on Saturday.
The Media Officer of the club, Femi Atolagbe, described the incident as “shocking” in a statement released to the media as the deceased had trained with the rest of the team on Saturday at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure.
“It is heartbreaking; Sunshine Queens lost one of its goalkeepers, Elizabeth Johnson, moments ago.
“She was hale and healthy and trained with the team yesterday at the Ondo State Sports complex, Akure.
“She earlier in the day said she was feeling feverish and dizzy.
”She was being taken to the hospital when she gave up the ghost.
”Players, officials and management are still in shock,” the statement said.
Elizabeth was an unused substitute in Sunshine Queens’ 1-3 home lost to Delta Queens on Match day 11, on Wednesday.
During her playing career, Elizabeth featured for the Super Falcons of Nigeria and also had a stint with Bayelsa Queens.