Nigerian footballer, Usman Yusuf, has died after slumping during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to reports, the striker who plays as a striker for Crown Football Club in Ogbomoso, Oyo, died on Sunday afternoon at Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta.
It was gathered Usman Yusuf played the first half in their friendly against Sliema Wanderers before the incident happened.
After he slumped, he was resuscitated by medics.
Sadly, the striker died after he was later taken to the State Hospital in Ijaye.
Confirming the sad incident on Monday, Moses Ojewumi, the Media officer of the Gateway FC said;
“Usman Yusuf who came on trial played the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, during half-time he showed bad signs and Gateway United team doctor attended to him.
“It was later in the night, a call came in from camp that he had suffered a relapse, swiftly he was taken to State Hospital, Ijaiye where he gave up the ghost.”
Going further, Ojewumi also added that the player “didn’t show any signs of illness when he came for trials and didn’t die at the camp as it was erroneously reported in some quarters.”