Tragedy struck at a Nigerian football match when a player collapsed on the pitch and sadly passed away.
Nasarawa United’s Martins collided 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.”