Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins slumped on the pitch during yesterday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Katsina United at the Lafia City Stadium, Nasarawa State and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
It was gathered that the incident happened towards the end of the second half of the encounter when a corner kick was about to be taken by the visitors.
He was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia where he was confirmed dead.
Although, Nasarawa United defeated Katsina United 3-0 as Chinedu Ohanachom scored a hat-trick in the game but Martin’s demise which incident happened in the presence of the State Governor Engineer Abdullahi Sule took the shine off the win.
Meanwhile, the League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed the report of the death of Chineme Martins.
Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko said the league regrets the passing of the young man in his prime.