Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) and Nasarawa United Football Club, in pains as Chieme Martins, slumped and died.
The tragic incident occurred during one of the NPFL fixtures on Sunday.
Witnesses claim Martins collapsed after colliding with a Katsina United player.
Attempts to revive the player proved to be abortive, as he finally gave up the ghost before being even rushed to hospital.
Video of his teammates, crying after the awful tragedy has gone viral on social media.
The match ended 3-0 in favour of Nasarawa United.