Footballer slumps and dies during match in Osun [photo]


A football player in Osun State, identified only as Damilola, has passed on after he slumped during a football match in the Ido area of the state.

According to an eyewitness, Damilola slumped while playing for his club, Premier Football Club Ofatedo, on Monday.

Punch correspondent also learnt that immediately the incident happened, the player was rushed to a private hospital for treatment.

“But the hospital did not admit him and he was rushed to LAUTECH, where he was confirmed dead. During the second half of the match, when a free kick was about to be played, he just slumped and couldn’t stand again.

“He never showed any sign of illness. He was a regular player for his team,” a friend of the deceased, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

He added that the deceased was buried in Ido Osun on Tuesday.

The Coordinator of the Osun Grassroots Football Coaches Association, Mr Leke Hamzat, confirmed the incident.

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