Chieme Martins has reportedly passed away during a Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) match between Nasarawa United and Katsina United, cited on Twitter.
An unconfirmed report stated that the player had no collision with anybody before the incident occurred away at the home ground of Nasarawa United.
After the incident, there was lengthy check on the player after collapsing on the pitch while the game was still at 0-0.
A team of medical personnel tried to revive Martins but the effort proved abortive and was subsequently rushed to the hospital.
Chairman Katsina Utd Prince Abdulsamad in his words said: “There was no collision, Martins just fell on ground while standing alone.”
The Match ended 3-0 in favour of Nasarawa but there will be nothing to cheer about after losing one of their key players in the cold hands of death.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has revealed the sacrifices he made in his boyhood days to watch Man United matches via satellite television back in Nigeria, cited on Mirror.
The Nigerian striker completed a dream move to Old Trafford on the last day of the transfer window.
And the former Watford striker has gone on score three goals in six matches despite huge criticisms surrounding his move from China.