Footballer Collapses, Dies During Football Match

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LAGOS JANUARY 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)- Defender with Nasarawa United FC, Chieme Martins slumped and died on the field during a football match.
The sad incident occurred on Sunday, 8th March during a match between his team and Katsina United in Lafia, Nasarawa state.

Martins was rushed to a hospital after he was attended to by medics on the field but was pronounced dead a couple of minutes later.
Confirming Martins’ death, Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, said the league regrets the passing of the young man in his prime.
Dikko also called for a full autopsy to reveal the real cause of the player’s death.
He said, “We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player.
“It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures, if any that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure.”
The LMC stated that it would engage the club and the player’s family to offer support and succour.

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