Nigerian Footballer Collapses On Pitch and Dies

THE Nigerian Premier League was thrown into dark moment on Sunday with the death of Ocean Boys of Yenagoa left back defender, Emma Ogoli.

Ogoli, Tribunesports learnt slumped on the pitch of the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa after playing only for 39 minutes during the team’s week six tie against visiting Niger Tornadoes of Minna which ended 2-1 in favour of the homers.

The stopper who joined Ocean Boys from sister club,Bayelsa United suddenly collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to a waiting ambulance at the stadium but died on the way to the hospital.

In his reaction, Head Media and Awards Committee of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL),Akin Akinbobola described the incident as pathetic, adding that the player’s death was not only a loss to his immediate family and club, but to the the entire Nigerian football fraternity.
Source: Nigerian Tribune: tribune.com.ng

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