A Nigerian female goalkeeper playing with the Akure Ondo state based Sunshine Queens, Elizabeth Johnson, has died.

A statement by its Media Officer, Femi Atolagbe, described the incident as “shocking” as the deceased had trained with the rest of the squad on Saturday at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure.

Johnson died hours after she trained with the team in Akure.

The team confirmed the development in a brief statement issued on Sunday.

“Very heartbreaking! Sunshine Queens lost one of its goalkeepers, Elizabeth Johnson (Janded) to the cold hands of death moments ago,” a statement from the club’s media officer, Femi Atolagbe, read.

“Johnson who was hale and healthy 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 taken to the hospital when she gave up the ghost on the way. Players, officials, and management are still in shock.”

The deceased was a former goalkeeper of Super Falcons and Bayelsa Queens.