A Nigerian player with CD Madridejos, Ado Hadi, in the Spanish Terceira division, collapsed and died during his side’s home match against SP Cabanillas on Sunday.
The medical team at the Municipal Toledo ground immediately came to his aide but efforts to revive him proved abortive as he was later pronounced dead minutes after.
A Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation statement, said Hadi collapsed “for no apparent reasons” in the 39th minute of the ill-fated match.
“The Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation and Castilian-La Mancha football, with its President Pablo Burillo at the helm, are totally dismayed at such an event. For this reason, the federative body remains at the disposal of CD Madridejos for everything it needs in these difficult times,” the statement added.
Hadi, 21, last played in Nigeria with Jigawa Golden Stars.
Until his death, Hadi was one of the four Nigerian players playing for CD Madridejos.
Club Deportivo Madridejos is a football club based in Madridejos, Castile-La Mancha in Spain. Founded in 1968, the team plays in Tercera División Group 18. The club’s home ground is Nuevo Estadio, with a 2,000-seat capacity.
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