Nigerian Player Dies After Collapsing During Match

Nigerian defender David Oniya has died after collapsing on the pitch during a match.

This was during a match between T-Team and Kelantan in Malaysia according to

Oniya, 30, who joined T-Team this season collapsed in the third minute.

The late David Oniya attended to by medics

The late David Oniya attended to by medics – PIC: T-Team FB Page

The match was abandoned after 60 minutes when news of his death filtered through.

New Straits TimesĀ  said he said the player died from heart attack and would have survived had the ambulance driver who was watching the match from the stands been more alert.

This is the latest in a couple of high profile deaths of football players on the pitch due to heart conditions.

Messed up and sad.

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