A Nigerian footballer, David Faramola Oniya, was on Saturday, June 13, declared dead after he collapsed on the pitch during a friendly match between his club, T-Team and Kelantan in Malaysia.
Local reports said Oniya, 30, was T-Team captain. He collapsed just three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was immediately rushed to the hospital. The match was abandoned after 60 minutes when a message was received from the hospital that Oniya had died.
It was learnt that Oniya had only just joined the Malaysian club this season.