It was a dark match day as Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins collapsed on the field during a Nigerian Premier League match on Sunday and later died in hospital, according to club chairman Isaac Danladi.
Martins slumped in the second half with Nasarawa United leading 2:0, they eventually won 3:0. Efforts made to resuscitate the player were not helped by the old Ambulance that failed to start and needed five persons to push it before it could start according to several reports. The defender was taken to the Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was latter pronounced dead.
“The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed the report of the death of Chineme Martins, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, who slumped during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 against Katsina United in Lafia,” The league Management company made the statement on their official site
Videos shared on social media have Martins teammates in tears as they mourn the shocking death of the defender.. RIP Martins