Nigerian Footballer Slumps, Confirmed Dead In Osun

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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 .

Our 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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