A Nigerian football star who plays for Nigeria premier league has slumped and died during a football match in Nasarawa State.
The Nigeria footballer and Nasarawa United player, Chineme Martins was confirmed dead during a league match yesterday.
According to THE PUNCH, he died on Sunday afternoon after he suddenly fell down and died on the spot in Lafia.
An eyewitness, who was at the Lafia Township Stadium, said the late defender was standing alone when he slumped around the 45th minute.
“His team had been awarded a free-kick and he was standing alone in their own half when he suddenly collapsed.
“Other players informed the referee and he was eventually rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead,” he told The PUNCH.
His death was also confirmed by the League Management Company who sent out the below statement.
“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player,” LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko said.
Meanwhile, Sports broadcaster on Cool FM also confirmed the death of footballer and adding that there was no medical team at the stadium to treat him quickly.