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Tragedy as a foot player dies after collapsing during the game

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Tragedy struck at a Nigerian football match when a player collapsed on the pitch and sadly passed away.

Tragedy has struck the footballing world, as Nigerian footballer Chieme Martins collapsed and died on the pitch today.

Nasarawa United’s Martins┬ácollided with a Katsina United player in what was a regular almost innocuous challenge for the ball.

But following the incident Martins collapsed to the floor.

He apparently never regain consciousness, as paramedics, on-site tried to revive him.

He was moved off the field to a nearby ambulance only for the vehicle to fail to start. Martins was then put into a press vehicle where he was taken to hospital.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

The Nigerian league’s chairman confirmed the terrible news.

Shehu Dikko said:

“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player Chineme Martins.”