Moses Ogaga of 3SC on Wednesday passed on after a period of illness, supersport.com can report.
The striker died on Wednesday morning, according to 3SC team manager, Ajibade Babalade.
Babalade confirmed to supersport.com that the striker was ill for an unspecified period until he died on Wednesday.
The 3SC official, who was with members of Ogaga's family on Wednesday, told supersport.com that the deceased was being taken to Kano for further treatment since his family thought the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan was still on strike.
"It's a very sad news for us today. I still can't believe this. Yes he was sick for some time. His family actually didn't know that the UCH had called off their strike and were rushing him to Kano. Unfortunately this happened.
"The last time he was in our team for a match was against Lobi Stars in Katsina-Ala. I just left the mortuary now and it's really so sad to see such a young and talented player die so soon.
"Moses Ogaga was a professional and I remember when he came to join us for the season. He really impressed everyone at 3SC but now he's gone," said Babalade to supersport.com on Wednesday.
Ogaga joined 3SC from Jigawa Golden Stars at the start of this season and had previously played for Kano Pillars.
This season, Ogaga had scored three league goals for the Oluyole Warriors before he passed on.
The remains of Ogaga has been deposited at the Adejare mortuary in Yemetu, Ibadan.