Nasarawa United footballer Chineme Martins very sadly passed away during a Nigeria Professional Footbal League (NPFL) last night.
The news was confirmed by the club's media officer after Martins was rushed to hospital though it was too late to save his life.
“Martins was all alone when he slumped while play was ongoing,” the witness told The Cable.
“Immediately that happened, the medics rushed to the pitch to try and resuscitate him but all efforts to do that failed.
“The ambulance also refused to start but the governor’s press crew bus was used to conveyed him to the hospital but he was already died before he was taken off the pitch," added the source.
Nasarawa ended up winning the game by 3-0 over Katsina United before the players later learnt the devastating news at Lafia City stadium.