Former Limerick FC and Galway United defender Sam Oji has died at the age of 35.

The former Arsenal youth team player joined Limerick from Tamworth in 2013 before signing for Galway United two years later.

Oji made 57 appearances in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division during his time in the League of Ireland.

He returned to England in 2016 to join Worcester City and was most recently at Highgate United where he had been appointed as assistant manager to Simon Johnson.

Galway United offered their condolences to Oji's family, describing him as a "hugely popular person and a gentleman".

Limerick FC also paid tribute to an "outstanding player and more importantly, an outstanding person".