British-Nigerian footballer, Samuel Oji, has tragically passed away at the age of 35.
The former Arsenal youth player and League of Ireland footballer is said to have died after battling with an undisclosed illness.
Highgate United, the non-league outfit where he was working as an assistant manager, confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday, August 28.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I am deeply saddened to inform you, that our beloved Captain, Leader and Legend Samuel Oji has sadly passed away.
The thoughts of all at Highgate United FC are with Sam’s wife, children and family at this very sad time. RIP Oji,” the statement read.