Nasarawa Utd player, Chieme Martins slumps, dies during league match

Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins passed away after collapsing on the field during Sunday’s Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) clash against Katsina United.


The player went down after a collision with an opposing player while the clash was still goal-less

The ambulance which was stationed at the stadium reportedly failed to start after Martins was rushed off the pitch, causing a delay in seeking medical treatment for the player.


It is understood he was later taken to hospital in a press vehicle, but medics failed to revive him and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

News of his passing filtered back through to the game, which finished 3-0 in Nasarawa’s favour, leaving his team-mates inconsolable as they learned of their tragic loss.


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