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Nigeria player Chieme Martins Slumps, Dies On Pitch While Playing For Nasarawa United

Tragedy struck when a player of Nasarawa United Football Club (NUFC), Martins Chineme, on Sunday evening slumped and died on football pitch at the Lafia Township Staduim in Nasarawa state during a football match.

The incident happened on Sunday 8th March 2020 during Nigeria Professional League clash between Nasarawa United vs Katsina United. The player was reportedly to have slumped after a collision with an opposing player.

Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko anticipates an autopsy to establish the cause of the player’s death.

“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player,” said Dikko in a statement.

“It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures, if any, that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure.”

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