Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins passes away in NPFL match against Katsina United

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Nasarawa United's Chieme Martins has tragically passed away during Sunday’s Nigeria Professional League clash against Katsina United.

Goal understands, through an eye witness, the player slumped after a collision with an opposing player.

According to a Goal source, when the game was still goalless, Martins collided with a Katsina United player and fainted. 

Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko anticipates an autopsy to establish the cause of the player’s death.

“We commiserate with Nasarawa United and the immediate family of the late player,” said Dikko in a statement.

“It is hoped that the findings of the autopsy would inform subsequent measures, if any, that has not been addressed by the existing standard procedure.”

As at the time of publishing this article, Goal was unable to get through to the club for their statement.