Footballer slumps and dies during match in Osun State.

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A footballer in Osun State simply identified as Damilola, has died after he reportedly slumped during a football match in the Ido area of the state on Monday, September 7.

Late Damilola who plays for Premier Football Club Ofatedo, was about to pass a free-kick to his teammate during the match when he slumped. Eyewitnesses say he was rushed to a nearby hospital but was rejected and then he was rushed to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology where he was certified dead.

According to his team members, he never showed any signs of illness before the match.

The Coordinator of the Osun Grassroots Football Coaches Association, Leke Hamzat, confirmed his demise to newsmen.


  1. Can you see now, he does not show any signs of illness but there no equipment to test every players before going to field to play football. May be he has not taken any food before getting to the field you might not know. So sad, rest in peace.

  2. Many of us are battling with one ailments or the other but we don’t have money to go to the hospital and carryout different test, we will say that we are healthy. How much are paying them? Let us look at it, he was rejected in the first hospital may there is no equipment or health personnel to attend to him. No aspects in this country is working anymore. May God forgive his sins and grant the family to bear the irreparable loss.

  3. Chai what a sad news
    May his soul rest in peace and may the Almighty God give his family and all his relations and loved ones the fortitude to bear this great loss
    God giveth life and God taketh it, he alone knows the best

  4. Oooh my goodness, this is a sad news. May your soul continue to rest in peace and god will Give Your Family The Mind To Bear This Great Loss. Once again RIP

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