Nigerian Defender ‘David Oniya’ Dies During Football Match in Malaysia (Photo)


The Nigerian defender died three minutes into a football match in Malaysia. 30 year old David Faramola Oniya died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan. He was 30.

According to Local media ,he collapsed three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was taken to hospital.T-Team CEO Syahrizan Mohd Zain said Oniya did not receive medical treatment quick enough.

He suffered a heart attack but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver was alert,’ he told the New Straits Times.’The driver was at the stands watching the game when Oniya suddenly collapsed and our defender was deprived of oxygen for several minutes.’He was pronounced dead at the hospital about 30 minutes later,’


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