Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football matches

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Nigerian footballer identified as Chieme Martins slumped and died on Sunday afternoon, March 8,  during the Nigeria Professional Football League games.

 

Chieme Martins, was a Nasarawa United player, before he slumped after a collision with a Katsina United player, on Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was pronounced dead.

 

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

 

However, his teammates went on to win the game with a score of 3-0, but a video surpass online sees them crying after the incident.

Reacting to Chieme’s death, the Chairman of the League Management Committee (LMC), Shehu Dikko, said the league bemoans the passing of the young man in his prime.

 

“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player,” Mr Dikko said.

 

He added: “It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures, if any that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure.”

 

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

 

Furthermore, it was also reported that there was no medical team at the stadium where the football match was played in.

 

 Tweeter reactions

SAD DAY

– Chieme Martins of Nassarawa United has died after a collision with a Katsina Utd player earlier today in the NPFL.

– Nassarawa United Players Crying

– Player was rushed to the hospital and died there.

– No Medical Attention at the Stadium!! Like no Ambulance in an official NPFL game

– Player was rushed to the Hospital in a press Crew Vehicle in 2020

 

– R.I.P Chieme Martins

Your club and the League failed you.

 

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

 

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

 

Below are  more reactions from Twitter users following the incident.

 

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins slumps and dies after colliding with another player during football match (photos/video)

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