Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on Sunday, reacted to the death of Nasarawa United’s Chineme Martins.
Martins collapsed after colliding with a Katsina United player.
Efforts to revive the player were unsuccessful, as he eventually gave up the ghost before he was even rushed to hospital.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with @NasarawaUnited and the immediate family of their player Chineme Martins who reportedly slumped and died during a league game today in Lafia.
“We are saddened about this news and we pray for the repose of his soul,” a tweet from the official NFF handle read.
Nasarawa United won the match 3-0.