Nasarawa United player Chieme Martins is dead..
He was said to had slumped on the pitch during a football match against Katsina United today, 8th March, 2020 and all efforts to restored him back to life as been rushed to the hospital proved abortive.
Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins passes away in NPFL match against Katsina United
A member 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.
The Solid Miners’ star mysteriously passed away during Sunday’s Nigeria top-flight game.
Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins has tragically passed away during Sunday’s Nigeria Professional League clash against Katsina United.
The player slumped after a collision with an opposing player.
When the game was still goalless, Martins collided with a Katsina United player and fainted.
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.”
VIDEO – Nasarawa United Player Chieme Martins Slumps, Dies on Pitch
AGONY! Nasarawa United players in tears after Chieme Martins was confirmed dead after Sunday’s NPFL clash vs Katsina United. Martins slumped following a collision, however, he gave up the ghost stranded as the Peugeot 406 ambulance stationed match venue did not start 😭🕯️😭😭🕯️ pic.twitter.com/PbIms2NkXP
— Shina Oludare (@sportingshina) March 8, 2020
The state Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Othman Bala Adams (a.k.a. Boss), said: “the Defender, who wore Jersey number 20 for NUFC in the match between NUFC and Katsina United Football Club held at the stadium today, slumped while the match was ongoing.”
“He was given first aid, just as paramedics rushed him to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH),” he added.
When contacted, the Chief Medical Director of DASH, Dr. Ikrima Hassan, confirmed that the player was “clinically dead.”
Meanwhile, the Sports Commissioner said the Nasarawa State Government is in shock over the death of the promising player.
He said that henceforth, the pitch would be watered in between the first half of every match.
The match ended 3:0 in favour of NUFC
Meanwhile, The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed the report of the death of Chineme Martin’s, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, who slumped during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 against Katsina United.
The player was attended to by medics of the two clubs when he slumped and was later rushed to Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was later pronounced dead
Chairman of LMC, Shehu Dikko said the league regrets the passing of the young man in his prime.
“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player”, Dikko said.
The LMC expects that there would be a standard autopsy to establish the cause of the player’s death.
“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”, the LMC stated.
Furthermore, the LMC will keep engaging the club and the players immediate family to find the best way possible to offer support in this sad moment for the family and the Nigeria football family at large