Nigerian footballer Usman Yusuf dies in friendly match

Nigerian footballer Usman Yusuf dies in friendly match

There is some sad news in local Nigerian football.

Usman Yusuf, who plays as a striker for Crown Football Club in Ogbomoso, Oyo has died.

He died after slumping during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

This happened at the Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta on Sunday afternoon, November 15

It is reported that he died after he was taken to the State Hospital in Ijaye,

Media officer of the Gateway FC Moses Ojewumi gave his thoughts on what happened.

He said, “Usman Yusuf who came on trial played the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, during half-time he showed bad signs and Gateway United team doctor attended to him.

“It was later in the night, a call came in from camp that he had suffered a relapse, swiftly he was taken to State Hospital, Ijaiye where he gave up the ghost.”



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