Promising Nigerian Footballer Slumps, Dies During A Match In Osun

A promising Nigerian footballer identified as Damilola Oladapo was said to have slumped and died during a football match in Ido-Osun, Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State.

Dammy, as he was fondly called, was in his 20s was playing for Premier FC Ofatedo in a grassroots competition named Adola football Championship when the incident occurred.

He reportedly slumped while trying to take a free-kick during training on Monday and was rushed to Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo where he was certified dead.

Confirming the incident, the Coordinator, Osun Grassroots Football Coaches Association, Coach Leke Hamzat said the event is unfortunate.

According to him, though, I was not around when the incident happened but the death of Damilola was tragic and painful.

He was a good boy without any sign of illness but how it happened I actually don’t know”, he said.

It was however gathered that the young footballer’s death was not reported to the police, as his parents did not show interest in post mortem investigation.

Findings showed that the deceased body has been buried at Ido-Osun on Tuesday afternoon.

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