Chineme Martins a 22 years old Nigerian football died after he collapsed during a Nigerian Leauge game on Sunday.
According to report,the young footballer fell unconscious during the Second half of the Nasarawa’sleague match against Kastina United.
The Nigerian Professional Football League(NPFL) said a statement that the Footballer was rushed to a hospital in Lafia Dalhatu – Araf specialist hospital after he was attended to by the two club medics where was later confirmed dead.
As a result this,the NFF says no further matches should be played unless there is full medical equipment for emergency at the stadium as provided in the NFF Club Licensing Regulations.
Nigeria’s Sport Minister Sunday Date says the death of Martins is “Regrettably avoidable”and that the ministry will immediately work with the NPFL to role out mandatory conditions before any match is played.
An autopsy is now being carried out to determine the cause of death.