It was a black match-day in the Nigeria Professional Football League; (NPFL) clash between Katsina United and Nasarawa United when the Nasarawa United defender, Chineme Martins slumped on the pitch.
It was gathered that the incident took place towards the end of the second half of the encounter, when a corner kick was about to be taken by the visitors.
He as rushed to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, were he was pronounced dead.
“We lost a player today against @fckatsinaunited. A great professional and a gentleman,” Nasarawa United confirmed on Twitter”.
The League Management Company (LMC) in their statement called for a standard autopsy to ascertain 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 said