‘Don’t push the limits’: Footballer slumps, dies on field in Lagos

An unidentified footballer has slumped and died while playing at the Green Field Football Ground, in Lekki area of Lagos State.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the state command, confirmed the incident in his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

Hundeyin said that officers from Maroko police division brought in the information on Friday.

He added that the 31-year-old relatively unknown footballer died at about 6.30 p.m. on Friday.

In a tweet disclosing the development, Hundeyin said; “Yesterday (October 1) in Lekki, a 31-year-old slumped and died while playing football. Don’t push the limits. When tired, take a rest. Above all, do regular medical check-up. Like we say in the streets, ‘Life no get duplicate!’”

The PPRO said that he was rushed to Ever Care Hospital, Lekki,for treatment where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the football scene and the hospital where the corpse was inspected and photographs taken.

“The corpse has been deposited at a public morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress,” he said.

Hundeyin advised members of the public, particularly sports persons, not to push their limits.

He advised that when tired, they should take a rest.

“Above all, do regular medical check-up. Like we say on the street, ‘Life has no duplicate’,” he said.

Meanwhile, there is a trending video showing a footballer in a Super Eagles jersey gasping for breath on a field in China.

Hundeyin, who has since debunked the relation between the event at Lekki and the said occurrence in China, said a; “blogger lifted my tweet and attached a video I know nothing about. Now, many people erroneously believe I posted a video, claiming it to be Lekki. The fake news merchant is remedyblog. PS: What I posted truly happened three days ago.”

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