Nigerian footballer slumps during league match, dies (Video)
A Nigerian footballer, Chieme Martins, has died after collapsing during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game.
The victim, who plied his trade with Nasarawa United, allegedly collapsed after colliding with a Katsina United player during a league game on Sunday.
Although medics frantically attended to him on the field, Martins gave up the ghost soon after.
Unconfirmed reports say the player died while waiting to be conveyed to a hospital as a Peugeot 406 ambulance stationed at the stadium did not start.
Videos circulating on the internet show his teammates weeping uncontrollably after the news of his death was broken to them.
AGONY! Nasarawa United players in tears after Chieme Martins was confirmed dead after Sunday’s NPFL clash vs Katsina United. Martins slumped following a collision, however, he gave up the ghost stranded as the Peugeot 406 ambulance stationed match venue did not start 😭🕯️😭😭🕯️ pic.twitter.com/PbIms2NkXP
— Shina Oludare 🇳🇬 (@sportingshina) March 8, 2020
Statements from Nasarawa United and the League Management Company (LMC) are being awaited.