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Tragedy struck when a football player in Osun state simply identified as Damilola reportedly died after he slumped during a football match in the Ido area of the state.

An eyewitness told newsmen that the deceased, Damilola slumped while playing for his club, Premier Football Club Ofatedo on Monday.

It was learnt that the football player was rushed to a private hospital for treatment shortly after the incident occured.

But the hospital did not admit him and he was rushed to LAUTECH, where he was confirmed dead. During the second half of the match, when a free kick was about to be played, he just slumped and couldn’t stand again.

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A friend of the deceased (name withheld) said “He never showed any sign of illness. He was a regular player for his team”.

He added that the deceased was buried in Ido Osun on Tuesday.

The Coordinator of the Osun Grassroots Football Coaches Association, Mr Leke Hamzat, confirmed the incident.

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