Nigerian Footballer, Chieme Martins Slumps And Dies During A League Match In Nassarawa State

Nigerian footballer, Chieme Martins, on Sunday afternoon, March 8th slumped and died during a game of the Nigeria Professional League.

Chieme Martins who was a Nassarawa United player slumped after colliding with a Katsina United player during the football match.

                            Chieme Martins

He was rushed to one Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was pass on.

Cool FM Sportscaster, Buchi who also confirmed the incident, tweeted that there was no medical team at the stadium where the football match was played in.

He also revealed that the late Nasarawa United player was rushed to the hospital in a press crew vehicle.

Apparently, his team won the game with three goals to nil according to report. But there was lot of weeping from his team on hearing the demise of their player.

The chairman of the league Management Committee (LMC), Shehu Dikko, said the league regrets the passing of the young player in his prime.

“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player,” Mr Dikko said.

“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.” Mr Dikko added.

Cool Fm Sportscaster, Buchi who tweeted about the incident wrote;


Chieme Martins of Nassarawa United has died after a collision with a Katsina Utd player earlier today in the NPFL.

Nassarawa United Players Crying

Player was rushed to the hospital and died there.

No Medical Attention at the Stadium!! Like no Ambulance in an official NPFL game

Player was rushed to the Hospital in a press Crew Vehicle in 2020

R.I.P Chieme Martins

Your club and the League failed you.

Watch the video of teammate crying:

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