Footballer collapses and dies during friendly match

Footballer collapses and dies during friendly

A footballer identified as Usman Yusuf has died after he slumped during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

It was reported that Yusuf featured in the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, November 15.

After he slumped, he was revived by the medical personnel before he was taken to the State Hospital, Ijaye .

Confirming the incident, the Media officer of the Gateway FC, Moses Ojewumi, said;

The player didn’t show any signs of illness when he came for trials and didn’t die at the camp as it was erroneously reported in some quarters.

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